Nine Schools, Eight Days ... Teen Health Fest 2016!

Teen Health Fest May 23 to 31 and June 1 to 2, 2016

 

The purpose of the Teen Health Fest is to offer free youth health clinics in the schools in the Nelson/Tasman region. The Teen Health Fest provides young people an opportunity to:

1.            Ask questions from health professionals.

2.            Gain confidence in accessing health care-increase their health literacy.

3.            Access treatment/intervention as required.

4.            Connect with health professionals in a youth friendly setting.

5.            To reconnect young people with their GP and local health providers.

With over 50 volunteer staff to provide a clinical service for the young people and with various health promoters, The Truck and youth community services, the event was truly awesome!

Stats: 850 sausages and bread! Over 300 young people saw a GP, Nurse, Physio or Vision and hearing screener; 10 workshops in 3 schools with 500 participants and over 1200 young people accessing the health promotion team over 9 days!!

Rebecca Greig, Nelson Bays Primary Health Youth Alcohol and Other Drugs Clinician, left, talks to Jackson Tarapipipi andTaonga Akuhata about the effects of cannabis and alcohol on the brain during the Teen Health Festival at Nelson College.

Rebecca Greig, Nelson Bays Primary Health Youth Alcohol and Other Drugs Clinician, left, talks to Jackson Tarapipipi andTaonga Akuhata about the effects of cannabis and alcohol on the brain during the Teen Health Festival at Nelson College.