It's about all of us leading healthy change in the places we live, learn, work and play.

Healthy Families Christchurch Ōtautahi works within Sport Canterbury's wider Regional Sports Trust team, to support community-led change across our garden city - from schools and sports to workplaces, marae and places of worship.

We want environments where people live, learn, work and play to:

Improve nutrition

Increase physical activity

Be smokefree

Reduce alcohol-related harm

Improve mental health and resilience

​​​​​​​Healthy Families New Zealand is a large-scale initiative that brings together community leadership in a united effort for better health.

It is about thinking bigger, activating leadership at all levels, and driving innovation to create health promoting environments in the places we spend our time; from our schools and workplaces, to sports clubs, marae and other key community settings.

With a focus on 10 sites across the country, Healthy Families NZ has the potential to impact the lives of over a million New Zealanders.

On their web site you will find ideas on how you can create healthy change in your community, along with information and contact details for Healthy Families NZ locations across the country.

Let’s build healthier communities together.