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Our full Youth Research report is now available. 

Sharing Hope: Co-creating understandings of what gives young people hope

We are proud and delighted to announce that our research project "Sharing Hope" has been completed and is now available. This research has been designed by a group of young people who then carried out all the individual and group interviews. 

A summary of what it reveals for young people is here.

A summary of what it reveals for those who care for or support young people is here.

The full report of the findings is here.

Fliers advertising the project are available from 298 Youth Health Centre (1/25 Churchill St, ChCh)  People are welcome to take a bundle to give to people and services: health centres, schools, sports clubs, libraries etc.

The research is funded by the Oakley Foundation, and is part of the Collaborative's focus on Hope, which started with the book "Been There - Young People's Stories of struggle and Hope."  See Resources


The Hope Research Team


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Important Update on Training Workshops

We have changed the way we offer our training, focussing on:

Tailor-Made In-House Workshops for Organisations

We offer a range of workshops that we can tailor to the needs of your staff or a parent group - any group who work in any way with rangatahi. These workshops - from 90 minutes through to a full day - are run by an experienced trainer and a youth tutor. The content is based on the latest research findings and always has a strong focus on Positive Youth Development.

See  the In-House Training Request button below for the list of workshops we can offer, and how to book one.


In view of the low numbers for online public workshops we will no longer offer these, thus we cancelled the following community workshops that were booked for June.

These were:  

Understanding FASD (9 June)

Let's ACE This (10 June)

If you had paid for either of these workshops please let us know how you would prefer to receive the refund.

Note that we will be offering these two workshops for in-house training, so talk to the boss or the team leader and persuade her to book them for your whole staff team at your place. Easy!

Nga mihi for your understanding


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