Our trained Green Prescription (GRx) staff provide free personalised support for you to begin your journey to a healthier, more active you. The programme is designed to enhance physical, mental and social wellbeing through free physical activity and healthy eating support. We will work with you to find the best solution for your circumstances, whether you are new or returning to physical activity.
Phone based consultations (once a month for three months).
Ideas, tips and information about healthy eating and activity/sport options.
Trial passes and subsidised rates for some facilities/physical activity options.
Opportunities and support to try new things.
Goal setting and motivational support.
Green Prescription is for Anyone Who:
Is 17 years of age or above.
Is getting less than 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity on most days of the week.
Is ready to make changes to their lifestyle, no matter how big or small.
Code of Rights
When you access the Green Prescription service at Active Southland you have the protection of a Code of Rights. The Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights provides 10 rights, which are available here.
What Happens After a Referral is Made?
Once you submit your referral, we will contact your nominated medical practice on your behalf to make sure that you are medically safe to do activity. Once we have received a response from your medical practice a Green Prescription Advisor will make contact with you via telephone. This process can take up to 4 weeks.