Why addressing your financial health is just as important as checking your medical health and mental health

Why addressing your financial health is just as important as checking your medical health and mental health

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Call a doctor. There’s a patient who needs financial resuscitation.


The Māori health provider Te Puna Hauora understands how vital it is to address all of your health needs. That’s why the organisation partnered with the major financial mentoring provider on the North Shore, NSBS, to provide financial mentoring as a health necessity.


During this cost of living crisis, many families and individuals are experiencing serious financial hardship. They’re struggling to make ends meet, to pay the bills, or to put food on the table for dinner. But who do they call? There’s no St John’s ambulance equivalent for a financial emergency. No defibrillator paddles to bring your bank account back to life following a money attack.


Financial stress and anxiety have a serious detrimental impact on your physical health and your mental wellbeing. Financial health cannot be ignored.


The mentors at NSBS provide fundamental financial literacy services to ensure that you are money fit and healthy, and that your financial medical history is set up for a safe, happy and fulfilling future.


We even have our own money doctor – Dr. Abid – who, sans stethoscope, will give you a full financial check-up to ensure you won’t ever need a financial resuscitation or flatline.


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