The Collaborative Trust 9th Annual National Hui

These hui were run every two years, so alternating with the National Involve hui run by Ara Taiohi. Ours have been on hold since the onset of Covid

On 27th and 28th April 2017 The Collaborative Trust for Research and Training in Youth Health and Development partnering with the Society of Youth Health Professionals Aotearoa New Zealand (SYHPANZ) held our 9th Annual Hui in Christchurch. This consisted of two interactive and inspirational days focussed on building knowledge and skills for youth wellbeing, core to the work of ALL professionals working with young people – connecting wellbeing in school, whānau and community. Thanks to all of you who attended and made our Hui great.


Presentations from the Hui are now available for you to view below.

Brief Presentations Streams 1-4. Click here

  • Collaborating to Support Young People and their Parents  :  Anna Mowat and Emily Arps – All Right?
  • What does a Health Promoting School look like?  :  Tim Weir – Community and Public Health, CDHB
  • Sparklers Resources  :  Paula Partington, Michelle Cole and Kay Wolland – School Based Mental Health Team
  • Why the Arts Matter in Youth Wellbeing, and what Should we be Doing About it?  :  Kim Morton – Otautahi Creative Spaces
  • Big Changes in Small Communities; Making Changes for Diverse Youth via Collaboration  :  Heather Perry, Family Planning
  • Evaluating the Implementation of Positive Youth Development in 24/7 Youthwork  :  Myron Friesen, University of Canterbury
  • Looking Towards a Proactive opt-out Contraception Education Program Directed at Adolescents Prior to Their Sexual Debut  :  Rebecca Duncan and Helen Paterson, University of Otago, Dunecin School of Medicine

 Young People and Caregivers'Perspectives on Truancy and Non-enrolment : Simon Britten, Te Ora Hou Otautahi Inc. Click here

 Teenage Perspectives on Well-being, Happiness and Confidentiality : Avonside Girls High School Students. Click here

Brief Presentations Streams 5 - 7. Click here 

  • U Report – A Youth Voice for Change : Dr Prudence Stone – UNICEF NZ
  • The “Alphabet Children”: Supporting Multiple-Exceptional Learners : Louise Tapper – giftEDnz The Professionel Association for Gifted Education
  • Sexuality Education for All : Leigh Montford – The Collaborative Trust
  • The New Ministry Oranga Tamariki : Char Pouaka and Maureen Turnock – Child, Youth and Family
  • Young Mother in the Canterbury District Health Board : Neroli Nicholson – Canterbury District Health Board
  • Storytelling for Wellbeing : Sharon Moreham – The Story Collective
  • BodySafe – Educating Our Young People on Sexual Violence Prevention : Debbi Tohill – Rape Prevention Education

Brief Presentations Streams 8 - 10. Click here

  • Conversations for Change: Like Minds, Like Mine Resource for Youth : Sheree Veysey – Mind and Body Consultants
  • Governmentality of Youth-A Foucauldian Discourse Analysis : Lynda Roberts – Ara Institute of Canterbury
  • TOMM – A Tool for Measuring Outcomes in Youth Health and Wellbeing : Reachel Osborne – KYS – Kapiti Youth Support
  • An Alliance Approach to Youth Wellbeing Centred in Education : Erin Wilmshurst and Donna Ellen – Canterbury and West Coast DHB
  • The Value of a Whanau Support Worker in our Organisation : Claire Swindlehurst and Carol Mitchell – Anamata CAFÉ
  • Kootuitui ki Papakura – Weaving together Education, Health and Homes : Angela Gattung – Kootuitui ki Papakura
  • Supporting Positive Relationship Education : Heather Perry and Paul Scammell – Family Planning
  • Access to Health Care for Young People in the Mid North : Bev Johnston and Claire Forrest – Northland District Health Board
  • “Not the Same Old, Same Old” HEEADSSS the Coast Way : Catherine Andrew – West Coast DHB 

Workshops 1 - 8. Click here

  • Working with Challenging and Disengaged Young People : Michael Hempseed
  • The ASNG Model of Supporting Nurses Working in Schools : Heather Laxon and Diana Nicholson – Auckland School Nurses Group
  • Young People and Pornography : Diane Shannon and Sarah Harvey – Community and Public Health – CDHB
  • Overcoming Barriers to Connection: Communicating in Dire Circumstances : Dr Anne Scott, Bella Aitkin, Dr Don Quick, Kelly Pope, Dr Cathy Solomon
  • Borderline Personality Disorder/PTSD – What are they, What’s the Difference? : Dr Sue Bagshaw, The Collaborative Trust
  • Enhancing Wellbeing Through Nature and Adventure : Daniel Eastwood and Briar Gallagher – St John of God Hauora Trust

Workshops 9 - 14. Click here

  • Beyond Jailbreak : Shane McInroe, Aaron Bong and Sean Bendall – The Cube Christchurch
  • Policy? Not the P-word! An Interactive Workshop that Makes Drug Policy Development Easy to Understand : Rosey Duncan – Health Action Trust
  • Bounce’s Way to Youth Wellbeing : Amber Paterson and Stephanie Keller-Busque – Red Cross, Bounce Project
  • Embedding Young People’s Voices in the Design of Oranga Tamariki : Jeremy Lambert – Investing in Children – Child, Youth and Family

Workshops 15 - 20. Click here

  • Alcohol, Sex and Hauora : Heather Perry and Alma De Anda – Family Planning
  • Porn, Pornification and Young New Zealanders: What Do We Need to Know : Dr Claire Meehan – University of Auckland