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 Wāhi Kōrero

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Welcome to Wāhi Kōrero, a safe and anonymous place to share health-related stories.

Nau mai ki Wāhi Kōrero, he wāhi haumaru, he wāhi kirimuna ki te tuari i ngā kōrero hauora.

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We encourage you to share your experiences of health care, particularly those that are not often heard. The stories shared on this site will be used for research and will help decision-makers improve health outcomes.

Check out our projects and the stories shared.

E akiaki ana mātou i a koe ki te tuari i ō wheako tautiaki ā-hauora, ka tino pērā mō ngā mea me uaua ka rangona. Ko ngā kōrero ka tuarihia i tēnei pae ka whakamahia mō ngā rangahau me te āwhina i tā ngā kaiwhakatau whanake ake i ngā putanga hauora.

Tirohia ā mātou kaupapa me ngā kōrero kua tuarihia.

ACTIVE TO 09 Jun 2024

I felt too whakamā to go to the doctor

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I have been dealing with fatigue issues since I was a teenager, and multiple doctors have dismissed my experience entirely. Whether under the regards of mental health issues, weight, medications,…

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My doctor treated me with doubt and suspicion regarding my ADHD medication. She would make comments like “You know you’re on a really high dose” and made me sign a…

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Like anyone who’s overweight - I know it. I went to an after hours doctor as I had a gastro bug and needed a doctors certificate as I was going…

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Real Stories for change

I felt too whakamā to go to the doctor

I have been dealing with fatigue issues since I was a teenager, and multiple doctors have dismissed my experience entirely. Whether under the regards of mental health issues, weight, medications,…

Read Full Story >

I felt too whakamā to go to the doctor

My doctor treated me with doubt and suspicion regarding my ADHD medication. She would make comments like “You know you’re on a really high dose” and made me sign a…

Read Full Story >

I felt too whakamā to go to the doctor

Like anyone who’s overweight - I know it. I went to an after hours doctor as I had a gastro bug and needed a doctors certificate as I was going…

Read Full Story >

I felt too whakamā to go to the doctor

My doctor has downplayed my symptoms in the past. It took hospitalisation for my doctor to realise that my mental health issues were past the point of just talking it…

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I felt too whakamā to go to the doctor

I have been struggling with my mental and physical health for years. All my doctor's tell me my blood tests look fine and I'm managing to hold a job so…

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I felt too whakamā to go to the doctor

I once had a swab taken and the doctors must have lost or misplaced it - it took over 1 month to get the result. They rang me and told…

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Kōrero I wish I could’ve had with the WellChild nurse

I wish I could have been honest about terrible sleep - I lied and said sleep was okay, because I didn't want suggestions to sleep train. I also didn't mention…

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I am a first time Mama and although I had all the support from Whanau and friends I still opted to do well-child checks instead of just going to doctors…

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I wish that the post natal support that I received was for both my child and myself. I had regular check in for my child's health, but our decision to…

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