Join a Study


The following studies are currently recruiting participants:


We are testing to see if cytisine tablets and nicotine vapes help people stop smoking. Cystine is a medicine made from a natural chemical, similar to nicotine that is found in some plants. In humans, cytisine works to help reduce the satisfaction you feel from smoking. It also helps reduce the unpleasant feelings you can have when you haven’t had a cigarette for a while. Nicotine e-cigarettes replace some of the nicotine your body craves when you stop smoking. If you or a whānau member are interested, see if you’re eligible to join!

We are looking for people who:

  • Smoke cigarettes every day
  • Want to stop smoking
  • Are aged 18 years or over
  • Have daily access to a mobile phone
  • Have not used an e-cigarette daily over the last month

Sound like you? Keen to help us? head over to and see if you're eligible!


Are you pregnant or just had a baby? Sign up to TextMATCH and get important information for you and your baby.

TextMATCH is a free text messaging service for mums and their whānau. This service is currently being run in the Auckland District Health Board and the Waitematā District Health Board through the Healthy Babies Healthy Futures programme.

Sign up and start receiving up to three text messages a week in any of these languages: Te Reo, English, Korean, Chinese and Japanese. Text messages are personalised depending on your culture, language and your relationship to the baby.

To date over 5000 women and other family members have signed up for TextMATCH.

Register here and start receiving helpful reminders on your phone.














SPARX is therapy in the format of a game designed to help teens with mild to moderate depression and is also effective with anxiety.  The target age group is 12-19 however other youth can use it too. SPARX uses CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) to help youth change how they think about things and how they behave which leads to improvements in how they feel. Designed and clinically tested by the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland, SPARX is fully funded by the Ministry of Health so it is free for anyone to use in NZ. Find out more here.

Other services

You can also sign up to some of our other work.

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