Practice self-care

Take care of yourself by sleeping, eating, breathing and moving well.

Quick reads

Practice self-care through the 5 Ways to Wellbeing strategies from the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.

Read about how being active can boost your wellbeing by lifting your mood and helping you feel good.

Professor Holly Thorpe writes about her research into the benefits of outdoor recreation boosting recovery and resilience in times of crisis.

Read Health Navigator NZ's tips to help improve your sleep and try these tips with a "sleep tips tracker" to see which tips work for your sleep.

Read about how eating impacts your health and wellbeing and learn tips for eating well.


Square breathing techniques help reduce stress and worries and keep calm.

What’s the best diet? Healthy Eating 101 video with Dr Mike Evans telling you what he would say if you had an appointment with him in the clinic.

Watch neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki discuss how exercise can boost mood and memory.

Watch scientist Matt Walker talk about how sleep is our life-support system and learn tips for getting better sleep.


Listen to British GP Dr Jonty Heaversedge talk about the link between exercise and our mental wellbeing.

Listen to Dr David Peters discuss how nutrition can boost your mental wellbeing.

Listen to Headspace Adelaide team discuss the benefits of a good night's sleep.


Try out Mentemia free app that provides tips and techniques to help you take control of your mental health and wellbeing. There are specific sections for eating and sleeping well.

Try out Relax Melodies: Sleep Sounds to help you sleep. It includes nature sounds, white, noise, guided meditations, stories, exercises and techniques.

Try out the 7-minute workout app that shows you how to use high intensity circuit training exercises.

Try out the Calm app to help relax when feeling overwhelmed. It provides guided meditations and sounds for sleep.

Try out Food in a Minute with over 700 delicious recipes.