Read Yourself Well

 

The Books on Prescription Scheme…

The Books on Prescription scheme is an effective way of helping people with common mental health problem.

Read Yourself Well – a collection of books available at your local library. Reading has been shown to be an effective tool to help with self-management of a health problem.

T’App Yourself well – a set of smartphone apps available via this website. Technology may be a useful tool to help understand and manage a health problem. The apps are reviewed in partnership with Health Navigator (www.healthnavigator.org.nz).  Listen Yourself Well – podcasts and videos available via this website which may help you to understand and manage a health problem.

 

 

 

Back Facts…

Please click here for important facts on Backs…

 

 

Safe use of needles and syringes…

Disposing of a syringe, pen needle or lancet after one use is not being wasteful, but rather helps to reduce the risk of tissue damage and formation of fatty lumps that affect insulin absorption. New needles are lubricated and glide gently through the skin, lowering discomfort and the risk of tissue damage.

⦁ Best advice is to use a new needle for every injection.

⦁ At a minimum needles should be changed every day.

⦁ Sharps containers are available free of charge from local pharmacies and can be returned there for disposal.