Kowhai Programme Resources
Psychological Health (Te Taha Hinengaro)
The Emotional Rollercoaster
This discusses the emotional ups and downs through the journey and helps you think about what your triggers are and how to manage these.
5 Ways Resource Series
5 ways resource series provides tips on having challenging conversations that we don't have every day such as how to talk about death and how to help someone who is grieving.
This discusses the losses and our grief responses to these losses through the journey due to all the changes happening and how to cope with these.
Family Health (Te Taha Whanau)
Guide For Carers
'A guide for carers' handbook has been produced by Hospice New Zealand to support carers in the journey of caring for someone who has a life limiting illness.
Navigating the System
Covers various community resources available to assist you through the time ahead. Our social worker Fiona Panirau is available to assist you with accessing these supports if and when needed. Please contact her for assistance on 03 473 6005 or 0800 473 6005.
Managing Your Energy - Carers
Managing Your Energy for Carers
Caring For Your Relationship
This link has information to support carers around caring for your relationship with your partner.
Communication: The tricky business of making yourself clear. Covering common hard conversations and how our different ways of coping can impact on each other with some practical tips to manage.
Supporting People To Move At Home
This is a helpful e-booklet with practical tips and techniques for carers to support people to move safely at home.
Skylight is an organisation based in Wellington that provides a range of resources to help people through difficult times. They have particularly helpful resources for supporting children.
Work and Income
This link will take you directly to the Work and Income website to assist you with accessing forms for financial assistance.
Covers aspects of planning for a funeral for people to consider. Also includes wider resources regarding body donation and 'do it yourself' options.
Spiritual Health (Te Taha Wairua)
This information is to assist you in exploring sources of spiritual strength to manage the journey ahead.
Physical Health (Te Taha Tinana)
Advance Care Planning
Advance care planning (ACP) is the process of thinking about, talking about and planning for future health care and end-of-life care. It is about identifying what matters to you.
Go Wish Card Game
The Go Wish card game is designed to help you find words to talk about what is important if you were to be living a life that may be shortened by serious illness. This can be a very useful way of opening up those 'hard basket' conversations with your family/whanau. It also assists with putting together your advance care plan.
Quick and Healthy Snack Ideas
Store Cupboard Essentials
Taste and Smell Changes
Ensure Recipe Book
Covers information relating to medical and non-medical management of this symptom.
My Action Plan
A template to assist you with making an action plan to manage exacerbations of shortness of breath so that other people know how to support you. If you would like support to put this together, ring 0800 473 6005 and speak with a community care coordinator.
Information to assist you to get a good night sleep, both patients and carers.
Links to help you know more about your medications such as information leaflets and 5 questions to help you discuss medications with your health professionals.