Child & Youth Workstream


The Child and Youth Workstream aims to improve the mental and physical health of children and young people in Canterbury through their life course from before birth to the transition to adulthood.

The workstream provides clinical leadership for the development and provision of health and social services for children and young people.  This includes agreeing outcomes and performance indicators for healthcare for children and young people, prioritising service development activity to meet national response and local imperatives, recommending transformation service improvement and identifying areas requiring redesign, innovation and evaluation.

The Child and Youth Workstream comprises of a core group, a child subgroup and a youth subgroup.  Established in 2012, it is a key point of integration between health, justice, education and social services with membership from across these perspectives and links with other Canterbury Clinical Network Workstreams and Service Level Alliances, as well as the South Island Alliance's Workstream covering child and young person's health.

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Transforming services for young mothers and their babies

Transforming services for young mothers and their babies

  • 28/04/2017 22:26:00
Young mothers and their babies will benefit from work to transform health and social services to be even more integrated and coordinated. The Canterbury Health System is working to ensure that services for pregnant women, babies, children and families are high quality and meeting the needs of those that are vulnerable and at risk. As part of this work, a workshop was held at the Design Lab on 31 March to look at how current services could be enhanced.
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Working together to change for the better

Working together to change for the better

  • 20/04/2017 03:02:00
You might see four-year-old Izzy and her mum out running around or kicking a ball at the local playground. The pair are enjoying a new lease on life thanks to a free service to help them get active and healthy. Izzy was referred to the new Healthy Lifestyles Coordination Service after her B4 School Check, and her mum couldn’t be happier.
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