Kia Kaha, Kia Ora | Be Active, Be Well

GREEN PRESCRIPTION

ABOUT

Please see below for our Activity Timetable, all sessions are free of charge while on our Green Prescription programme.

WHAT IS A GREEN PRESCRIPTION?


A Green Prescription (GRx) is a health professional’s referral which supports and encourages improved health and wellbeing through increased physical activity and nutrition support.

Sport Hawke’s Bay provides a variety of ways you can benefit from our support including:

  • Face-to-face consultations (in homes, in the community or online) with an Active Living Advisor, with regular follow-ups
  • Resources and advice around healthy eating, physical activity and general wellbeing
  • Motivation and goal-setting support
  • Practical cooking and food workshops
  • Free water-based physical activity sessions
  • Free gym-based sessions
  • Supported access to community-based programmes

WHO CAN ACCESS GREEN PRESCRIPTION?


Green Prescription can provide a variety of service levels depending on the needs of the individual or whānau and these will be discussed with you when you register with the programme.


Our priority group will be those that are physically inactive with long-term health conditions that would benefit from being more active and improving their nutrition.  We have additional support available for Wāhine Hapū, rangatahi and tamariki or those that may benefit from a longer intervention.

HOW DO YOU GET A GREEN PRESCRIPTION?


WHAT HAPPENS ONCE YOU ARE REFERRED?


  • Once your referral is processed one of our Active Living Advisors will make contact with you to arrange a time for a face-to-face consultation or online/telephone consultation. 
  • They will discuss the different options available to you on Green Prescription, provide you with an overview of the programme, and give you an opportunity to ask questions. ​​​​​​​
  • The programme includes a variety of options to support you on your journey to being more active including vouchers to three Hawke's Bay pools, group exercise classes and weekly exercise options.

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In addition to this, your Active Living Advisor is available anytime via phone contact or face to face visits to discuss your goals and answer your questions.

GRx gives you the opportunity to try new things in a fun and supportive environment.

For any further information email us at grx@sporthb.net.nz