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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.

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Child and Youth Forum - 5 May 2017

10 Aug, 2017 | Return|

The Child and Youth forum was held on 5 May 2107 at the Oncology Lecture Theatre at Christchurch Hospital.  The title for this forum was "Improving Child and Youth Health Outcomes - What research can tell us".

Two speakers provided presentations are this forum, they were:

Professor Gail Gillon, PhD (Ngai Tahu iwi) (ASHA Fellow, MNZSTA).  Gail is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the College of Education, Health and Human Development at the university of Canterbury.  Professor Gail Gillon's presentation was called "Enhancing Early Literacy Success Literacy and Learning Theme "A better start" National Science Challenge.

Click here to view the presentation by Gail.
 

Associate Professor Kathleen Liberty immigrated to New Zealand in 1990 from a previous position at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA, USA).  She has extensive experience with children with learning and behaviour difficulties as a teacher, a trainer and in professional-preparation programmes. Associate Professor Kathleen Liberty's presentation was called "Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in young children: effects of earthquakes and other trauma.  Unfortunately, there was an error in the recording of this presentation and the audio ceases at 38 minutes, we apologise for this

Click here to view the presentation by Kathleen.

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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.