I am a serving military member
Healthy individuals and teams are central to the delivery of Defence outputs.
Whether you are a member of the Regular Force or Reserves, this website has a range of resources to help you stay well and perform at your best, to learn more about the services and facilities provided by NZDF, understand some of the challenges and opportunities associated with the military environment and broader living, and know where you can reach out for a helping hand for yourself or others. Some sections that may be particularly useful for you include:
Your Health – an introduction to the four domains of Physical, Mental, Spiritual and Social/Whanau Health, common health concerns and strategies for enhancing health. Information that may be of particular interest to you include sections on military fitness testing, common health concerns, information about nutrition (including supplements), and sections on medical gradings and health support.
There’s a section on Workplace Health where you can learn more about what a healthy Workplace Culture looks like, managing workloads and maintaining work/life balance. You can also find tips on maintaining healthy relationships and managing some of the challenges associated with service life including deployments and postings. You can also find information about managing change including about transition when you are thinking about leaving NZDF.
There are a range of self-checks you can do to learn more about your health, and some tips for setting some goals and coming up with a plan of action if you want to make some changes.
You can learn more about the services and support available in each camp/base location – eg. the opening hours of the gym, the library and the pool if you fancy a mind or body workout.
There is also information about the range of support services military members can access and how to contact these, as well as information about support for families, and how you can support others. There are also a range of stories about health journeys from members across our community, as well as videos on a range of topics.
If you cant find what you are looking for, try out the search engine. We welcome your feedback and suggestions about other resources you would like to find on this site (Contact Us).