Tamaiti me te Rangatahi

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The Child and Youth Workstream (CYWS) aims to improve the mental and physical health of children and young people in Canterbury from before birth to the transition to adulthood.

The Workstream has three work groups, which meet separately - First 1000 days, Tamariki (children) and Rangatahi (youth – young adults). There are also forums held for all group members and the wider network to come together. 

The mahi (work) of each group includes:

  • working with families / whānau, the community and other agencies to lead the development of health and social services that achieve equity of health outcomes;
  • enabling the sharing of ideas and information on the health needs of pēpē (babies), tamariki and rangatahi;
  • identifying emerging issues and areas of need that will benefit from networking / transformational change / redesign of how services are provided. 
  • assessing areas of need to ensure the work group focusses resources on progressing complex changes that offer the greatest value in health outcomes, integration of services and /or increased efficiencies.

This workstream is a key point of integration between health, justice, education and social services with membership from across these perspectives.

Latest News
The diverse needs of our pēpi (babies), tamariki (children) and rangatahi (youth – young adults) are being supported by a refreshed Child and Youth Workstream (CYWS) structure, which now includes three separate groups to focus on these different stages of life.
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19 May, 2021 |
Professor Gail Gillon and Associate Professor Kathleen Liberty spoke at the Child and Youth Forum held 5 May 2017. A recording of the presentations are available on this site.
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10 Aug, 2017 |
The Canterbury Children's Team has expanded beyond Christchurch Metro to include Mid Canterbury and North Canterbury.
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12 May, 2017 |
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Useful resources

Work Plan 2020-21

For Child and Youth Health Workstream. Read full CCN work plan

Youth mental health poster

A poster showing the multiagency apporach to youth wellbeing.

Healthy Lifestyles Brochure

Find out about the range of education programmes for the family.

Wellbeing strategy

Outlines what children and young people want and need for a good life.

Life-skills=work-ready skills

Students showcasing their life-skills and relevance to the world of work.