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Anxiety is a normal human emotion. However, some people find themselves worrying or feeling anxious so often that it interferes with their day-to-day life. If you experience anxiety, you feel worried about many things. More information
The B4 School Check is a free health and development check for pre-school children/ tamariki after they turn four and before they start school to make sure they are healthy. More information
Who is the B4SC for?All four year old children. When is the best time for my child to complete the B4SC?As soon as your child celebrates their 4th birthday. This allows time for any referrals to be completed before the child starts school. More information

Over the next two years around 12,000 residents from the Whanganui region, aged 60 to 74, will be invited to participate in a bowel screening programme.   

The programme aims to save lives by finding bowel cancer at an early stage where it can often be successfully treated. More information
BreastFedNZBreastFedNZ is an app, for your tablet or smartphone, which provides simple ‘in the moment’ support and information to help women and their babies, alongside their partners and support networks, achieve their breastfeeding goals from birth to weaning. There are six chapters, all covering key phases of breastfeeding. More information
Overweight and obese children are likely to stay obese into adulthood and more likely to develop non-communicable diseases, like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, at a younger age. Overweight and obesity, as well as their related diseases, are largely preventable. Prevention of childhood obesity therefore needs high priority. More information
For the latest information on COVID-19, including the Government Alert Level systems, visit: 

https://covid19. govt. nz/

https://www. health. govt. nz/covid-19

Latest local informationImportant news and health information can be found on the Whanganui District Health Board website. This information is regularly updated. More information
Depression affects many young people and can have a serious impact on personal development and wellbeing. It’s therefore important young people are able to recognise some of the signs and symptoms of depression, both in themselves and friends, and feel comfortable seeking further support, when required. More information
You may feel down after having a baby – this is known as the ‘baby blues’. These feelings usually only last a day or two but for those who experience postnatal depression, it lasts longer than a couple of days. More information