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Whanake Youth offers a range of health and wellbeing services for young people aged 12-24, as well as training for those in the youth support fields.  Our Youth Space in Stoke, HQ, offers a warm, safe and friendly space for local youth to hang out, get creative and find answers and support for any general concerns or health worries.

WHAT WE DO

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HEALTH & WELLBEING

Whanake HQ has a relaxed-feel clinic room which hosts sessions covering mental health, nutrition, coping strategies, mindfulness and relaxation techniques, safety, asthma, diabetes, hearing and vision, skin checks, sexual health, oral health and clinical health.

Screening and intervention for psycho-social concerns and health relation concerns are provided.

Advocacy, support and practical help is offered by our youth health worker for young people and their whanau.

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SCHOOL BASED HEALTHCARE

We have nurses and social workers in intermediate school, high schools, alternative education and tertiary education facilities.

They can help with any physical, emotional or chronic health concerns and provide free and private consultations. If you need help to be referred to specialist services we can help out.

YOUTH PROGRAMMES

The Whanake crew are onsite at the HQ and Stoke Youth Park on Monday to Friday's between 3.30-5.00pm.

 

All are welcome to a range of programs and activities. Inside HQ is a popular pool table, table tennis table, shower and gender neutral toilets.

HQ also hosts a range of creative workshops, events by youth organisations and as well as board games, movies and online gaming. The social enterprise SYP café supports young people in developing skills and making awesome coffee's for the community. 

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TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

Development and Training for Healthcare Workers and Community Workers is available. Whanake Youth specialise in youth development, and ensure the young person is at the centre and participates in leading their care.

Whanake Youth also offer the Level 3 Youthwork certificate through Career Force for adults and young people age 15 years +. We currently have 8 adults and young people completing the Level 3 youth work certificate in 2024. 

Whanake Youth also supports student social workers and nurses from NMIT to complete their placement hours. 

"They were really open about me coming to see them, even just to talk about private heath things. They alway made me comfortable". Student 2022

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