Youth19 Rangatahi Survey - Responding to the mental health findings


The Werry Workforce Whāraurau webinar
Rangatahi Mental Health - Responding to the Youth19 Survey
took place on 8 September 2020


This event included a presentation of the mental health findings from the Youth19 survey,
followed by a panel discussion about paths to wellbeing for rangatahi.


The Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey (Youth19) is the latest in the Youth2000 series of health & wellbeing surveys. Youth19 was conducted in 2019 in the Auckland, Northland & Waikato regions by researchers from The University of Auckland, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Otago & Auckland University of Technology.

Youth19 builds on previous Youth2000 surveys conducted by the Adolescent Health Research Group. Since 1999, the Youth2000 series has included over 36,000 young people in Aotearoa, with findings used widely to inform policy and practice, here and overseas. Youth19 combines core Youth2000 questions with a new focus on rangatahi wellbeing and, for the first time, direct access to digital help options for participants.

Youth19 team interviewed 7890 young people including:

  • 7721 year 9-13 students
  • 92 alternative education students, and
  • 78 who are not in education, training or employment.

This event brought together perspectives from youth representatives, researchers, clinicians, practitioners, educators and a politician to look at the path from the mental health findings of the survey to wellbeing for rangatahi.


Responding to increasing mental distress  (Terry Fleming, Terryann Clark, Jemaima Tiatia-Seath, Lara Greaves and the Youth19 team)

Researchers / Presenters


Panellists include:

  • Chlöe Swarbrick, MP & advocate for Youth Mental Health issues
  • David Wales, Director, Learning Support, Ministry of Education
  • Pete Watson, Chief Medical Officer, Counties Manukau DHB
  • Rawiri Wharemate, Kaumatua, Werry Workforce Whāraurau
  • Sammie Dudley, Youth Consumer Advisor, Werry Workforce Whāraurau
  • Stacey Porter, Māori Advisor, Werry Workforce Whāraurau



See the Youth19 Initial Findings Publications



Tuesday 8 September 2020
Phone number: 
09 923 4754