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The Collaborative Trust Update: July 2020

Wednesday, July 15, 2020   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, youth, Training, seminar, conferences, young people

INVOLVE 2020 - Digital: 17th to 18th August 2020

INVOLVE is the national conference for youth health and development in Aotearoa. It is the biggest event in the youth sector’s calendar! It’s a space for anyone working with or for young people to come together to connect, share, learn, grow and celebrate our diversity and strengths. We gather from all over the motu, representing a variety of roles that work alongside our taiohi – youth workers, counsellors, GPs and nurses, mentors, researchers, advocates... we’re all in this waka together!

INVOLVE 2020 Digital is running as a free live event! - thanks to our sponsors Te Hiringa Hauora/HPA and the Ministry of Youth Development. All you need to do is register.

Sign up for a Later Access pass If you can’t join us online on the scheduled dates. This will allow you to view all the conference videos in your own time (including 4 keynotes and 20 breakout sessions). Later Access passes are just $10 (plus GST and booking fee).

Register for the Live INVOLVE 2020 Event or to sort your Later Access pass.

Find out more about INVOLVE 2020.

Lunchtime Seminar: The health and wellbeing of Aotearoa secondary school students

The Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey is the latest in the Youth2000 series, These are rigorous surveys carried out by Adolesecent Health Researchers from multiple Universities. Youth2000 surveys include over 36,000 adolescents from 2001 to 2019.

Youth19 co-leaders Associate Professor Terryann Clark and Dr Terry Fleming will present initial findings from Youth19 in this seminar to highlight new trends, challenges and opportunities for supporting young people.

Date: Friday 21st August 2020.
Time: 12.30 to 1.30pm. BYO lunch.
Location: Christchurch - venue TBC.

This seminar is free to attend, but registration is required.
Register for this lunchtime seminar on the Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey research.

Upcoming Online Workshops

The majority of our workshops will be held online until the end of 2020. This means that any of our online workshops are now available to anyone in New Zealand to attend!

Deescalation: Tuesday 21st July 2020 (9.30am to 12.30pm)

Only a few spaces left!
One of the most difficult parts of working with young people is when they become angry or upset. If you want to know what causes young people to “lose their temper” become angry or violent, and how to deescalate the situation as quickly as possible, you need to attend this workshop.

Supporting Young People's Positive Development and Wellbeing: Tuesday 1st September 2020 (9.30am to 12.30pm)

New date added!
Wellbeing is often portrayed as equating with Health, Wealth and Happiness.  Yet, anyone who works with young people knows there is much more to being well, and it doesn't look the same from one young person to the next.

Understanding and Preventing Suicide in Young People: Thursday 10th September 2020 (9.30am to 12.30pm)

New Zealand has one of the highest youth suicide rates in the Western World. Suicide is not inevitable and it can be prevented. This evidence based best practice workshop will take you through the latest research about suicide and provide practical tools to help to identify people who might be suicidal.


Find out more about these and other upcoming workshops from The Collaborative Trust.

Research Reflection: The Young Guerrilla Self by Steve Langley

Young people need to be able to cope, to thrive in the midst of difficulties and uncertainties. Earthquakes, the Mosque attacks, COVID-19, the imminent economic downturn, looming climate change and the ‘manufactured uncertainties’ of contemporary society all fuel concerns about how we support young people.

Many of the writers of “Been There: Young People’s Stories of Struggle and Hope” reported - as a result of writing their experience - an increase in confidence, self-esteem, hope – all characteristics associated with resilience. Interestingly many of them report seeing themselves as part of a group with “my fellow young writers”, and this feeling of connection is another characteristic of resilience.

Read more of Steven Langley's reflection on young people and resilience.

Community News

SYHPANZ AGM: Monday 17th August 2020

SYHPANZ will be having a virtual AGM this year via Zoom. There will be many interesting updates to provide to you as well as a motion to propose in relation to their membership fees. They will also be taking Nominations for new members and the roles of Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. Nomination forms can be found on the SYHPANZ website.

Find out more about the SYHPANZ virtual AGM.

Whakatau Mai - The Wellbeing Sessions

These are free virtual community events aimed at supporting wellbeing during and beyond the Covid-19 lockdown. These diverse sessions invite you to connect with others, learn and practice new skills, and start to look at things differently – one conversation at a time, all from the comfort of your own space.

Register now to access Whakatau Mai sessions held in real-time with people who have ‘been there, lived that.’.


Be sure to keep up to date with 'What's On' via the Collaborative website.

Contact The Collaborative Trust for more information (info[at]collaborative.org.nz).

The Collaborative Trust
PO Box 2986
Christchurch 8041

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