Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey: Launch of Initial Findings


Webinar: August  13th 1-2 pm

Free event, register here:


The Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey (Youth19) is the latest in the Youth2000 health and wellbeing survey series carried out by the Adolescent Health Research Group. Youth '19 was conducted in 2019 in the Auckland, Northland & Waikato regions by researchers from The University of Auckland, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Otago & Auckland University of Technology. 


We will be sharing our initial findings and national estimates highlighting how Aotearoa/New Zealand secondary school students are doing at home, at school, in communities, and in areas such as mental heath and wellbeing. The Youth2000 series now includes over 36000 adolescents from 2001, 2007, 2012 and 2019.  Because the survey is large we are able to consider students in different ethnic and geographic communities. On August 13 we will be launching initial findings and discussing the implications for supporting young people. 




















What:                 Porn and Young People in Aotearoa

When:                Thursday 20 August 2020



eLearning suite from Werry Workforce Whāraurau the national training and workforce development organisation for the child and adolescent mental health and AoD sector.  This is an online/ZOOM training seminar which maybe of interest amongst other eLearning modules that you can access in your own time.


What:                 INVOLVE online

When:                17 - 18 August 2020



INVOLVE online - It’s a space for the youth sector to come together to connect, share, learn, grow and celebrate our diversity and strengths. Free online access to the workshop or $10 later access to all things at the annual INVOLVE conference.


What:                 Education Outdoors NZ  EOTC: Opening Minds, Transforming Futures

When:                28 - 29 September 2020



Maanaki whenua, maanaki tangata, haere whakamua care for the land, care for the people, go forward. Are you a secondary, primary or ECE teacher? Then this inspiring and innovative conference is just for you! You will be taken on a journey that will provide you with both theory and practical knowledge to take away and apply back in your setting. You will explore how connection to the whenua and care for the people, can help support thriving Education Outside the Classroom for all curriculum. We have been assured by Jane Townsend DP Nayland College who is on the planning committee for this conference that it is relevant for youth workers. The first day can be accessed free online.


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.

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