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A Green Prescription, a scrip with a difference.

It can be obtained from your GP, nurse, or community health worker, or you can self-refer online. GRx prescribes a personalised physical activity programme to improve your health and well-being.

What is Green Prescription?

Green Prescription (GRx) is a scrip with a difference. Instead of a medical scrip, it is a health professional’s referral for a client that prescribes a personalised Green Prescription programme to improve physical activity, health and well-being.

How Green Prescription helps your patient

  • Individual consultations to develop personalised physical activity goals
  • Involve clients in our 10-week physical activity programme
  • Educate on healthy food choices to improve health and wellbeing
  • Encourage long-term, sustainable physical activities
  • Monitor and report progress during and after programme

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Referral Criteria

Whether you’re a GP, nurse or health promoter, you play an important role in the Green Prescription programme. If you would like to refer a client, they must fulfill the following GRx referral criteria:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Physically inactive or participates in very low levels of exercise.
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FAQ’s

Do I need to be referred by my healthcare provider?

No you don’t need to be referred by your healthcare provider. You can self-refer and register online or request a hard-copy registration form to complete.

Do I have to have a medical condition to be eligible for the Green Prescription (GRx) Programme?

No you don’t have to have a medical condition to engage in the GRx programme. If you would support around achieving your health and fitness goals then the GRx programme can help you.

Is there a cost to the Green Prescription Programme?

There is no cost to the GRx programme

How long does the GRx programme go for?

We run our programmes in 10-week blocks. After you complete the 10-weeks you do have the opportunity to continue on the programme if you are still requiring support.

Can I bring a support person with me to the GRx classes?

Yes, we encourage you to bring a support person to classes.

GREEN PRESCRIPTION PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMME

Active Families

Active Families is a programme that targets 4–12-year-olds and their families.

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GRx Adults

This programme that aims to get more people physically active

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Active Teens

For 18 years old or older, currently inactive, looking for support to improve their health and well-being.

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For Health Professionals

Refer a client to Green Prescription

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Success Stories

From entire families to students, GRx has already made a difference in so many people’s lives.

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What’s happening this Term

GPx classes cover a range of exercises that promote the importance of health and physical activity.

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Strength & Balance

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Healthy Active Learning

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Schools

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Community Involvement