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What you need to know about Entitlements

Assistance/Entitlements

As a head and neck cancer patient you have a number of support resources available to help you. 

You will need to be a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident to access this support.

How a Green Prescription can help

Being physically active has many benefits. Not only does it make you feel good, it can also help you to:

  • Feel more confident, happy and relaxed
  • Have more energy
  • Improve cholesterol levels
  • Improve blood sugar levels
  • Maintain a healthy weight when combined with healthy food choices
  • Reduce stress, feelings of anxiety and depression
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improve sleeping habits
  • Keep your bones strong
  • Cope better with asthma and breathing problems
  • Increase flexibility, mobility and reduce the pain of arthritis
  • Reduce the risk of some types of cancer
  • Reduce the risk of falling

How to get a Green Prescription

Once you receive your Green Prescription, a trained support person will get in touch and help you get started with a physical activity programme that‘s right for you and talk with you about improving your nutrition.

You’ll get help with planning regular physical activity to help you stay active. There’s also the chance to meet and join other people in your community who are choosing to be more active just like you.

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G M Rigg

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  • The propaganda above is all courtesy of the Ministry of Health.
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