Who are we

Society of Youth Health Professionals Aotearoa New Zealand (SYHPANZ) supports Doctors, Nurses, and Allied Health Professionals working within the Youth Health & Development scope of practice in Aotearoa New Zealand.



Save the Date: Involve 2020 Wellington

Mon - Wed Aug 17 -19 


For all members we have the presentations available and the Webinar video for a short period.

Please go to Resources: Youth Health Presentations

(members only page - must log in).


What a wonderful day celebrating our Founding Member Dame Sue Bagshaw. For decades Sue has demonstrated her passion for Youth and led with total commitment and dedication to Youth Health to improve outcomes for young people.

All our founding members continue to champion Youth Health to give us 'visibility and a voice' from all levels (eg Policy, Research, Management, NYOSS, Primary Care, School Based Healthcare).

Today Dame Sue helped us bring this all together to ensure we are having robust conversations about the future of Youth Health. We need to be prepared for the new challenges and opportunities that will influence our Youth Health Workforce. 

Networking for all

SYHPANZ connects to multiple networks such as Ministries for Health, Social Development, & Youth Development, Family Planning, The Collaborative Trust, Ara Taiohi, Youth One Stop Shops (YOSS), School Nurses, School Based Health Care, School Services, Primary Health Care, Youth Specialty Services, Secondary Health Care, Mental Health Services, Alcohol & Other Drug Services, Auckland Health Research Group (AHRG), Mentoring...............as our membership grows so do our network links.  

Please join us and connect to Special Interest Groups.

Knowledge Brokering

We aim to provide research & resources such as:

  • Links to Youth 2012, 2007, 2001 
  • International Literature, 
  • Youth Health Presentations, 
  • Links to Youth Health resources, 
  • Best Practice Standards such as National Youth Health Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework, 
  • Standing Orders
Let us know what else might be useful 
Please join us to view our shared resources.
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