Guest Blog by Dr Terry Fleming
Youth19 is the latest in the New Zealand Youth2000 Survey Series. These large-scale health & wellbeing surveys of New Zealand adolescents have taken place in several waves since 2001, with a total of over 34 000 young people. Le Va and many others have worked with our researchers to produce papers and reports translating important research – such as this great infographics video!
We are over halfway through Youth19 data collection, having surveyed close to 5,000 young people in 30 schools. In the coming school term we will survey another 4,000 adolescents from high schools, kura kaupapa Māori and alternative education, as well as some students not in education, training or employment. Data will be available from 2020, offering up-to-date information on a range of health and wellbeing indicators such as cultural and family connectedness, mental health and suicidality.
These findings will help to inform policy and practice that makes a positive change for Pacific youth and other young people in New Zealand.
We WELCOME researchers and others to use Youth19 data and sincerely thank schools, young people and fanau for their interest and support. You can find out more at our website www.youth19.ac.nz.