May 2022 18
Dedicated Adolescent Health Unit
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We welcome the news of a dedicated adolescent health unit in the new Health New Zealand structure. The health needs of rangatahi are different from those of children and adults. Having a dedicated unit to…

May 2022 11
Celebrating our amazing Nurses, this International Nurses Day
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Pictured top left to right: Kate ChiTar, Heather Laxon, Tracey Wihongibottom left to right: Michael Brenndorfer, Toby Hilton, Liz Hosking-Clemont International Nurses Day is set on the 12th of May to coincide with the birthday…

May 2022 07
Youth Week 2022
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Ara Taiohi's theme for Youth Week is "Our voices matter, and we deserve to be heard!". Ensuring rangatahi voices are at the forefront of everything we do at SYHPANZ has been vital to our mahi…

May 2022 03
Health Reform Virtual Hui
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May 9th 2022 Upcoming hui hosted by Fepulea’i Margie Apa, Chief Executive interim Health New Zealand and Riana Manuel, Chief Executive interim Māori Health Authority. Date:         Monday 9 MayTime:       …

May 2022 02
Youth Week 2022 is Coming!
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The Youth Week theme is chosen each year by young people and this years' theme is: “Our voices matter, we deserve to be heard”. The events celebrate and create youth development opportunities for young people…

March 2022 28
Focus on digital tools for youth mental health.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ83EFWLarE Associate Professor Terry Fleming researches scalable ways to improve youth health and mental health, with a particular focus on digital tools for youth mental health.

March 2022 09
International Women’s Day 2022
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We're celebrating International Women's Day by recognising kiwi women doing amazing things for our rangatahi in youth health and development. Please join us in recognising these amazing wahine. Dame Sue Bagshaw is a legend in…

February 2022 28
Meet the new SYHPANZ Leadership
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It is with great pleasure the SYHPANZ Executive Committee shares with you the exciting news that Anita Balhorn, the SYHPANZ Chairperson for the last four years, has accepted the role of SYHPANZ Director of Operations. This is a…

February 2022 21
Latest Ministry of Health Guidance for Health Practitioners – omicron
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The Ministry has provided the following guidance for critical health services, please click on the following link: https://www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-information-health-professionals/guidance-critical-health-services-during-omicron-outbreak#critical-worker Youth health (which includes School Based Health Services) is included in the list of critical health services,…

January 2022 19
Youth Advisory Group Coordinator Role – apply now
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An exciting opportunity has come up to be part of positive change for Aotearoa’s Rangatahi in 2022.The Society of Youth Health Professionals Aotearoa New Zealand (SYHPANZ) which advocates, promotes, and enhances the development of all…

December 2021 13
Self-Identification Will Support Rangatahi To Make Their Own Choices
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The Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationship Registration Bill has passed. New Zealanders will no longer require proof of medical treatment or need to persuade a court to have the sex on their birth certificate match…

November 2021 17
New Youth Focused Covid-19 Website
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2 shots for summer the Government launches the youth section of the Unite against COVID-19 website. Click on the COVID downlow link to have a look and share far and wide. It covers the basics…