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.

INVOLVE has been the national youth development conference in Aotearoa since 2002.  It provides a space where the youth sector can come together to connect, share, learn, grow and celebrate our diversity and strengths.  This is enabled through a programme rich in contributions from across the sector.  2018 brings the first Involve conference since 2010 and is being put on in partnership by Ara Taiohi, New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network, Society for Youth Health Professionals and The Collaborative Trust.  It will be a time to connect, celebrate and reflect together on where we have come from and where, collectively, we want to go.

Applications to present at Involve are now open – we are wanting to hear from anyone and everyone keen to share their insights and learning from practice and research, or expertise in capability building.

Keynote presenter details to be released over the next few weeks. For conference details and to check out how apply to present go to bit.ly/Involve2018 or email involve@arataiohi.org.nz



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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