From the SYHPANZ Executive Team
Exciting news ....we are launching a new website from March 6th 2020.
Please do not try to "join us" or 'renew membership' until our new website is launched.
What's been happening ....................
2019 Youth Health Conference:
Owning Future Change
3 days organized by AAAH
(Australian Association of Adolescent Health)
Some of our SYHPANZ members who self-funded or were fortunate to gain funding support have shared their highlights.
And throughout the 3 days the concurrent session had lots to offer:
It was awesome to attend the 2019 AAAH Conference.
The highlights were many and for me including:
I would encourage anyone who is able to attend the next conference in November 2020, which is being held in Brisbane.
Big shout out to Lee-anne O'Brien
SYHPANZ given the floor to promote INVOLVE 2020 to our Australasian colleagues
What's on top .....................
International Association for Adolescent Health (IAAH)
Chair: Susan Sawyer
Previous Chair: Dame Sue Bagshaw
Our mission is to:
SYHPANZ is an organisation member of IAAH; login and go to resources to get details to log in to IAAH site to explore further.
News article about school nurses vaccinating for measles in CMDHB: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/398581/school-nurses-get-equipped-to-administer-measles-jab
News article about vision screening project with year 9 Maaori students: http://www.nzoptics.co.nz/articles/archive/new-testing-targets-m%C4%81ori-vision/
News article about hearing screening project for year 9 students: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE1910/S00010.htm
New MoE resource for school leavers: https://school-leavers-toolkit.education.govt.nz
New online learning by Centre for Youth Health available via their webpage: https://cmhealth.hanz.health.nz/youth-health-hub/Pages/default.aspx
National Contraception Guidelines Steering Group, which is a group that Allen + Clarke has established to help guide the development of national best practice contraception guidelines.
This is a project that Allen + Clarke are undertaking on behalf of the Ministry of Health, which aims to develop a national best practice guideline for contraception, to support New Zealand’s health practitioners in their engagement/consultation with women. The aim is to increase access to effective contraception for women and increase the uptake of LARC.
For further information click here
ANZSSA Conference in Dunedin this week
ANZSSA is the peak professional organisation for student support staff in the post-secondary education sector across Australia and NZ.
Tim Rowe, University of Canterbury presented on:
Concern and anxiety about failing is a prominent part of the university experience for many students and impacts on their wellbeing. Can stories about failure, rejection and setbacks be used to promote student success? Students need to know that there is help and strategies available when it comes to anxiety about failing. Drawing on insights from institutional and academic research, as well as international practice, the value of incorporating messages about failing in student messaging were discussed.
For further info see these links - https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/support/health/failing/ and https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/support/health/failing/video-resources/
Plan for INVOLVE 2020 .......
The theme for INVOLVE 2020 is...
Our Waka, New Seas.
With what’s in our waka,
together we navigate new seas.
INVOLVE 2020 focuses on the changes we see approaching the sectors working with the taiohi/youth of Aotearoa. It also looks at the skills, tools, wisdom and connections we have to meet these changes – including the histories that inform us.
We are excited to be in this waka with you!
Less than 12months away and we are busy planning and engaging Youth Health & Development presenters for clinical topics and trends.
Some of the topics to date we aim to offer are:
Get in touch with us and let us know of topics that you are keen to learn more about.
Contact us by:
Keep up to date with conference developments via our website and INVOLVE 2020 website
Please let us know if you are aware of any sponsorship or other funding access to support INVOLVE 2020.
Your Exec attended ............
We believe investing in Youth Health delivery reaps triple rewards:
The youth population requires a particular skill set to work with them effectively and this is not always addressed in disease –focused training models.
These implications will require a renewed look at coordination of workforce development to meet the changing needs and wider scope of the professionals involved in health care for adolescents/youth at the primary and referral levels. The workforce requires a multidisciplinary focus (and the skill set for MDT work) to minimize addressing needs in silos.
SYHPANZ strongly supports and advocates for a robust and skilled Youth Health Workforce. We also aim to ensure sustainability and recognise we need a proactive workforce succession strategy.
Recently some of the Exec attended:
Opportunities have arisen for SYHPANZ to discuss further around these areas, in particular Health Workforce.
What's on Top......................
Lancet Commission on adolescent health and wellbeing
ANALYSIS RESEARCH 22 FEBRUARY 2018 VOL 554
George C. Patton, Craig A. Olsson, Vegard Skirbekk, Richard Saffery, Mary E. Wlodek, Peter S. Azzopardi, Marcin Stonawski, Bruce Rasmussen, Elizabeth Spry4, Kate Francis3, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Nicholas J. Kassebaum, Ali H. Mokdad, Christopher J. L. Murray, Andrew M. Prentice, Nicola Reavley, Peter Sheehan, Kim Sweeny, Russell M. Viner & Susan M. Sawyer
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.
We aim to provide research & resources such as:
Let us know what else might be useful
Please join us to view our shared resources.