Date
17 June 2019

Provide access to responsive, youth-friendly health care services

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Address immediate environmental, physical and social needs’

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Review pathways to support

Review pathways to support

Consider setting up onsite health care services.

Partner with outside youth agencies such as Evolve or your local Youth One Stop Shop

Consider opportunities that can be provided for students to access:

  • on-site health clinics
  • on-site nurse consultations
  • on-site school counsellors
  • youth workers
  • health information
  • referral pathways for medical care
  • access to LGBTQIA+ youth support groups.

Utilise the guidance team

Utilise the guidance team

School counsellors can offer critical and objective support.

Ensure they have sufficient capacity to rtespond to the needs of staff, parents, and students.

Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

The I'm Local Project

Publisher: RainbowYOUTH

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Website

The health and wellbeing of transgender high school students: Results from the New Zealand adolescent health survey (Youth’12)

Read time: 29 min

Publisher: Journal of Adolescent Health

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Website

Youth one stop shops

Publisher: Ministry of Health | Manatū Hauora

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Address immediate environmental, physical and social needs”:

Return to the guide “Supporting LGBTIQA+ students”

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