Do you work with Young People/Rangatahi?

We know when you are working with Young People/Rangatahi, health and wellbeing will be part of the work you do.
Where can you access health care services for young people/rangatahi?
Health Connections deliver an agile and youth focused health service direct to children and young people and provide free health services to young people who enrol with us.
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Check out our FAQs here.

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What to do

You can help a young person enrol with Health Connections by helping them to complete this form.

Once the form is complete send it to [email protected]
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Call to discuss an enrolment on 022 4288 396
or
You can make an appointment for a young person by calling 022 4288 369

You can let young people know they can enrol with Health Connections by using this poster in your areas.

Choose the right language version for your area.

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How much does is cost to see the Health Connections team?

Health care in New Zealand/Aotearoa is not free to everyone and we know that having to pay can stop young people coming to see us.

Health Connections services are free to young people who are enrolled with us. We ask for co-payments from key agencies to make sure we can provide free health services. This is what the co-payments cost.

If the young person is NOT signed up with Health Connections, this is how much your visits cost::

Under 13 Years
$50.00
14 years – 18 years
$50.00
19 years – 25 years
$50.00

We do ask that if the young person can pay they donate to our Give A Little page. The money donated is used to make sure we stay free to young people.

Meet our Team

Want to learn how to support young people’s health and wellbeing?

Knowing what health and wellbeing issues young people might face is a core skill for everyone who works with young people.

SureSkills eLearning courses give you:

  • Free Self Care course
  • Easy access to a professional development and learning journey, all in one place.
  • Improved skills and confidence to work and connect with children and youth in a way that really supports them.
  • An easy to use digital learning platform.
  • Participation in a community of passionate learners across sectors.
  • Contact Sureskills

SureSkills have 2 learning pathways for you to choose from:

Youth Health and Wellbeing:

  • HEADSSS a Brief Introduction – HEEADSSS is a conversational framework that strengthens skills so as to support early identification of key issues that may impact a young person’s health and wellbeing.
  • After HEEADSSS – “After HEEADSSS” introduces the learner to how best to bring the pieces of information gained through HEEADSSS together and use brief interventions to support the young person.
  • Youth Health and Wellbeing Literacy – Youth Health Literacy supports everyone in understanding common youth health issues, identifying signs and symptoms of common youth health issues, and in knowing when and where to seek additional support for early intervention.
  • Self Care – Looking after you. This course is free with your learning pathway purchase.

Child Health and Wellbeing:

4 courses to strengthen your skills when working with children:

  • HEARTS – an Introduction to practiceHEARTS is a framework that strengthens skills in identifying issues that may have an impact on a child’s health and well-being.
  • After HEARTS – introduces the learner to how best to bring the information from HEARTS together, and uses brief interventions to support the child and their parents, caregivers and family.
  • Child Health Literacy – The “Child Health Literacy” approach supports everyone in understanding and identifying signs and symptoms of common child health issues, and in knowing when and where to seek additional support when early intervention is needed.
  • Self care – Looking after you. This course is free with your learning pathway purchase.

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