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]
or
Call to discuss an enrolment on 022 4288 396
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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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If you are a young person who wants to get experience in governance as well as be actively involved in your community then consider applying to be the representative for young people on the Anamata Board!
For more information go to our website
www.anamata.org.nz/seeking-youth-board-interns/
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2 days ago

EducationDo you want to attend a #FREE, 2-day Mental Health First Aid workshop? Posted 21st Oct 2020. Held on Nov 2nd and 3rd at Smith's Ave Community Hall in Papakura it teaches you how to assist someone who is developing a mental illness or is in a mental health crisis. Event link:

www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/mon-2nd-tues-3rd-november-mental-health-first-aid-2-day-workshop-tickets-1...

What is Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)?

Mental health first aid is the help given to someone developing a mental health issue, such as depression, anxiety, or substance misuse or who is in a mental health crisis, like panic attacks, self-injury, aggressive behaviour.

Mental health first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.

What will you learn?

Our 2-Day MHFA workshop teaches you how to assist someone who is developing a mental illness or is in a mental health crisis. During this workshop you will learn the ALGEE five steps to assisting:

Approach, assess and assist any crisis

Listen without judging

Give support and information

Encourage relevant professional

Encourage other supports

Please note, this course is not a therapy or support group. It is an education workshop where you will learn how to give mental health first aid to those in need.

Who can attend a MHFA course?

This course is provided free of charge to any adult 18+ living within the Counties Manukau DHB district. If you don't live within the Counties Manukau DHB district and would like to attend please contact 021 892 789 or email [email protected]

Please note - you must attend both days to receive your certificate of completion.
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3 days ago

Tēnā koutou whānau! We're excited to finally invite you to take part in the National 2020 DMC! For those who are new, this is an online event which brings young people together to discuss our mental health system in Aotearoa. What you'd like to bring forward to the discussions is up to you - we'd love to hear your voice.

This event is for rangatahi, but we have a few spots reserved for any adults working in mental health, who would like to observe the discussions of our youth champions.

Here is the link to register! We look forward to seeing you 🙂
Mā te wā - hei kōnei, hei kōnā.

auckland.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqcOGhqDMiGN3tCqeNYsrc2XUjr5ykSq1D
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5 days ago

Timeline PhotosVOYCE National Youth Council applications are now open. Flyer here: bit.ly/VNYC2020F JD here: bit.ly/VNYC2020JD Applications close 10 Nov so apply today: bit.ly/VNYC2020A #voycenyc ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

Today we announced a new case of COVID-19 in the community with a strong link to the border. This case is a good reminder to all of us to stay vigilant – this person got a test as soon as he felt unwell and kept good records of the places he had been. That means our teams can act quickly to limit the spread of the virus in our community.

All the golden rules still apply: Wash your hands, keep track of your movements with the NZ COVID Tracer app and stay home and seek a test if you feel unwell.

More information about this new case is available at www.health.govt.nz/news-media/media-releases/3-new-cases-covid-19-11
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1 week ago

Hitting the news about our second clinic!

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1 week ago

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Go team go. Outstanding achievement

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Way to go team!

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