Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy

The Government and Ministry of Health are committed to reducing child poverty and improving the wellbeing of all children, young people and their whānau, with the vision that New Zealand is the best place in the world for children and young people. 

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) is leading the development of New Zealand’s first Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy (the Strategy). The strategy is an opportunity to significantly improve the lives of New Zealand’s children and young people. It will set out the actions Government intends to take to improve the wellbeing of all New Zealand children and young people. 

DPMC  would like to engage with leaders in health regarding the development of Aotearoa New Zealand's first Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy. This could significantly change the way we do things in the health sector and we invite your participation and input.

In response to this we would like to invite leaders in the health sector including Iwi Māori, Pasifika providers of health, DHBs, PHUs, Primary Care, NGOs, health sector alliances and community partners to provide feedback on the draft Wellbeing Outcomes Framework and 16 proposed areas of focus for the Strategy.  We will also be seeking feedback on specific areas of focus for health moving forward, gaining an understanding of what is working well across the regions and your thoughts on what we can do new and differently moving forward. More information about the strategy can be found on the 
DPMC website (external website)  

Registration numbers will be limited. Therefore please can you register to attend one of the hui via 
this link (external website)  or you can copy and paste this URL into your browser (external website)  

The dates and locations of these hui are as follows: 
12 November -  Palmerston North (Kaupapa Māori)
15 November -  Hamilton
21 November -  Dunedin  
23 November -  Christchurch  
26 November -  Whangarei 
29 November -  Auckland (Pasifika Fono)
30 November -  Auckland 

DHBs are currently distributing the panui to the sector with venue details, apologies for any cross distribution or you may of already received.  Some of you will be able to identify others within your team who could contribute to this hui so please distribute as you see appropriate.  It is also important to understand that numbers are limited.

The Dunedin hui will be held on Wednesday 21 November at the Harbour View Lounge, Edgar Centre, 116 Portsmouth Drive, Dunedin from 9.30am to 3.30pm.  


Harbour View Lounge, Edgar Centre