The Te Tahi Youth team once again went over and above to support our region’s youth during the 2022/2023 financial year.
Our GPs and nurses held 3,000 one-on-one appointments and our counselling team supported 179 youth. Our youth workers supported 350 rangatahi, while in just six months of operation, our youth employment team supported 55 people. Overall, ninety per cent of the patients we supported reported better health and wellbeing after accessing our service.
These numbers only tell part of the story. The wrap-around support we provide is helping keep youth out of ED and mental health inpatient care, and equipping them with the skills to make good life choices. For every young person we provide free support to, there are significant flow-on effects to their friends, whānau, and support network. Through supporting individuals, we’re strengthening communities.
After 28 years leading from the front Dame Sue Bagshaw took a well-deserved step back from day-to-day operations to become our Patron, with the Board Chair position being taken by Dr Lyndsey Dance.
In another significant change, to ensure we remain relevant to the young people we serve, we changed our name from 298 Youth Health to Te Tahi Youth. We believe that this new name better reflects the very essence of what we do, which will remain the same: providing free, accessible, non-judgmental medical and youth development services that prioritise the needs of the people we see.
You can read the full annual report here.