Green Prescription

Want to get more active and live a healthier lifestyle but don't know where to start?

A Green Prescription is for you!

What is Green Prescription?

A Green Prescription is written advice from a health professional that you could benefit from more physical activity to support your health and wellbeing. 

It's free of charge and offers motivation, ideas and extensive support to help you make healthier choices. 

How does it work?

After you are referred to the service, Sport Southland's Active Lifestyle Advisors will contact you and get to know a bit more about your situation. They will then be able to offer personalised advice, suggestions, motivation and ideas as to how you can be more physically active and adopt healthier lifestyles.

They offer phone and/or face to face support over four months, and you are able to continue with this support should you need it past this point. 

Does Green Prescription only focus on physical activity and good nutrition?

No - the Sport Southland Green Prescription team are all qualified Quit Card providers, so are able to assist you with stopping smoking as well. 

Do I have to go through a health professional to get a Green Prescription?

No - you can refer yourself to Green Prescription. Just contact the team at Sport Southland on 0800 ACTIVE to find out more or email

I'm a health professional and want to know more about how Green Prescription works - can you help?

Our team is more than happy to meet with you and discuss the benefits of referring your patients to Green Prescription. Give Sport Southland a call on 03 211 2150. 

Is there research that shows Green Prescription works?

Yes there is and it's available on the Ministry of Health website.

CLICK HERE to check it out. 

 Green Prescription is a smart and cost-effective way to help people stay healthy. 

 If your health is important to you, help is only a phone call away!

If you would like to know more the team at Sport Southland will be happy to help.

P: 0800 ACTIVE or 03 211 2150