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Description

Green Prescription (GRx) is a nationwide programme that motivates sedentary adults (18 years and older) to become active. Patients that would benefit from an exercise programme are referred to us by the general practice team (doctor, practice nurse, health professionals), or by self-referral.

Green Prescription offers 3-4 months of support to assist with your motivation and provides all the information needed to lead an independently active lifestyle.

Ages

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Referral

Criteria 

  1. Aged ≥ 18 years
  2. Waitemata DHB Geographical boundaries: North Shore, Rodney, Hibiscus Coast and Waitakere
  3. Currently inactive (less than 2.5 hours per week)
  4. Have a stable medical/ mental health condition that could benefit from regular physical activity.
  5. Are at risk of developing a medical condition due to a sedentary lifestyle
  6. Ready to make changes to their lifestyle and consents to being referred

Charges

We are a free service; however the organisations that we refer on to (e.g. gyms) will have a charge associated.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Languages Spoken

English, Māori, Samoan, Chinese, Mandarin Chinese

Services Provided

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

We provide support for people once they have finished rehabilitation programmes. This support includes goal setting for healthy eating and exercise programmes. We also provide low cost exercise classes in a range of public and council gyms. You can also have free face-to-face support consultations and educational workshops with a Nutritionist, to assist you to live a healthier lifestyle. We provide specialised exercise programmes and appropriate exercise programmes/classes in the community and retirement villages for older adults.

  • Exercise and activity
  • Healthy eating
  • Mindfulness and mental wellbeing

We provide support for people once they have finished rehabilitation programmes. This support includes goal setting for healthy eating and exercise programmes.

We also provide low cost exercise classes in a range of public and council gyms. You can also have free face-to-face support consultations and educational workshops with a Nutritionist, to assist you to live a healthier lifestyle.

We provide specialised exercise programmes and appropriate exercise programmes/classes in the community and retirement villages for older adults. 

Injury support services

We provide support, nutrition and exercise advice to people who have sustained an injury, have had surgery that alters their exercise capacity or for people who have a disability. We also provide free/low cost exercise classes in Stanmore Bay, Albany, Glenfield and WestWave Leisure Centres. You can also have face-to-face support consultations to assist you to live a healthier lifestyle.

  • Rehabilitation

We provide support, nutrition and exercise advice to people who have sustained an injury, have had surgery that alters their exercise capacity or for people who have a disability. 

We also provide free/low cost exercise classes in Stanmore Bay, Albany, Glenfield and WestWave Leisure Centres. You can also have face-to-face support consultations to assist you to live a healthier lifestyle.

Disability support services

Disability information and advisory services

  • Disability information and advisory services
Family Support

Service types: Family / whānau support, Asian services, Kaupapa Māori, Pacific People, Pregnancy and parenting, Parent wellbeing, Whānau support, Pregnancy.

Service types: Family / whānau support, Asian services, Kaupapa Māori, Pacific People, Pregnancy and parenting, Parent wellbeing, Whānau support, Pregnancy.

Region

North Auckland, West Auckland

Contact Details

Harbour Sport
Stadium Dr
Albany
Auckland 0632

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Street Address

Harbour Sport
Stadium Dr
Albany
Auckland 0632

Postal Address

PO Box 300-633
Albany
Auckland 0752

This page was last updated at 12:43PM on February 11, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Harbour Sport.