Youth health services

youth health clinic at youthlineCounties Manukau Health believe all young people have many strengths as they transition to adulthood.  Counties Manukau has a large population of youth living within region (120,000).

Kidz First Centre for Youth Health is a team of health professionals who provide advice and support for young people aged 12-24 years, along with their whaanau/families.

We offer young people:

  • Comprehensive health assessments to ensure we fully understand your heath needs

  • Provide accurate information so you are able to make your own decisions about your health

  • Support for your whaanau/family, school and community

  • Support for young people with gender identity issues.

Data was sourced from the Youth’12 survey for 1,455 secondary school students domiciled in the CM Health area. Analysis of these results, in sections as reported for the Youth’12 overview report, form the basis of this report with additional information gathered (e.g. about health service utilisation, education sector data) from other sources incorporated under these headings.

Sexual health and mental health were two important areas of young people’s health not covered fully in this report. Sexual health services are provided regionally and data was not able to be extracted for each District Health Board separately. Information on aspects of mental health is presented from the Youth’12 survey.

Further information on mental healthcare for young people is available as part of a larger 2014 CM Health report on populations who have received care for mental health disorders.


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