At Whanake Youth, we provide workforce development and training for community workers using the HEaADSSS tool for adolescence (Home, Education, Eating, Activities, Drugs and Alcohol, Suicide and Depression, Sexuality and Safety) Assessment. The HEEADSSS framework allows for early identification of mental health, Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) issues and other information to assist young people in their development.

HEEADSSS Online FREE Introduction Course

Complete the free short online introductory course to learn about the HEEADSS Assessment framework on the Goodfellow Unit website here.


The material in the online 'Introduction to the HEEADSSS Assessment' is specifically designed to introduce you to the Youth Health and Development context and the HEEADSSS Assessment Framework. 

It is expected the course will take approximately 4 - 6 hours to complete. You will be able to log in and out of the material to suit your schedule, however it is important to remember that if you input to the sections that ask you to list your thoughts you do need to click the 'continue' button to ensure your work is saved. There is a variety of material available for you through this course – including links to many resources you can refer to at a later date.

Workforce Development

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021 1542369

Unit N, 530 Main Rd Stoke, Nelson 7011

PO Box 2004, Stoke Nelson 7041

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