Green Prescription is a 12 week physical activity programme that is designed to support and encourage adults 18 years and over to become more physically active by being prescribed physical activity.
A Green Prescription allows you to have regular contact with our Coordinator either via email, text message or contact in person.
After 12 weeks, should you feel you need more support, you may ask for a repeat Prescription.
To keep you motivated, we offer regular weekly group based activities for our Green Prescription participants. Venues may change dependent on the activity that is being delivered.
Group activities available:
- Active Morning Tea
- Community Garden Project
- Circuit Class – which can include Modified Circuit
- Sit Knit & Be Fit
- Tai Chi
- TRY Series
- Walking Groups
- Weekly Weigh-in Clinics
Other activities are discussed with the Coordinator.
Who can refer
Many health professionals can prescribe a Green Prescription, these include Doctors and Practice Nurses. Registered Nurses, Diabetic Nurses, Cardiac Nurses, Maori Health Nurses, Midwives, Mental Health/Addiction Specialists and Dietitians.
From time to time, you may be referred back to your Doctor for confirmation that you are suitable for a Green Prescription.
Green Prescription is not a substitute for medication it is written advice to GET ACTIVE.