The Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey (Youth19) is the latest in the Youth2000 series of health and wellbeing surveys. The survey is underway in the Auckland, Northland and Waikato regions, conducted by researchers from The University of Auckland, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Otago and Auckland University of Technology.
Youth19 will build on previous Youth2000 surveys conducted by the Adolescent Health Research Group. Since 1999, members of our group have surveyed over 27,000 young people in Aotearoa, with findings used widely to inform policy and practice, here and overseas. Youth19 combines core Youth2000 questions with an added focus on rangatahi wellbeing and, for the first time, direct access to digital help options for participants.
We have surveyed around 7,500 randomly selected students from over 80 high schools, and are now surveying around 500 young people from selected kura kaupapa Māori, Alternative Education providers, and who are not in education, training or employment. Each participating school will receive a summary of their own students’ results and broader findings will inform schools, researchers and policymakers about opportunities to support young people.
Youth19 is a scientifically and ethically rigorous survey, funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand and approved by The University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee. On this site you can find out about our project, who we are, how to have your say and check out our other research.