Providing essential primary health care for young offenders

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The Pegasus Health nursing team, based at Te Puna Wai Tuhinapo Youth Justice Residence, is helping to transform the health and lives of young people who are ordered by the courts to stay at the facility. Te Puna Wai is a 40-bed, secure facility near Rolleston that caters for young offenders from age 13 years

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Building a dedicated health and social services hub for youth

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A dedicated youth hub where Pegasus Health practices can refer young people for specialist health and mental health services is a step closer to completion, with construction work on the site scheduled to begin later this year. The first phase of the facility – a health and mental health centre and accommodation for young people

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Daniel’s journey to getting jabbed

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Seeing friends and family get vaccinated and remain safe and asking experts about the vaccination process in online webinars helped 17-year-old Daniel McNeill feel confident to get ‘the jab’. Daniel had reservations about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. He wanted to wait until there was more evidence about any possible long-term effects. He is also afraid

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Q&A: Smoking cessation programmes for youth

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Jo Butler is a Quit Coach employed by Pegasus Health as part of the Te Hā- Waitaha Smokefree Support programme. She explains what she and her colleagues are doing to support Canterbury’s young people to stop smoking. | What are rates of smoking among youth? Today most youth in New Zealand are smokefree with 3%

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Overcoming the barriers to vaccination for the young people of Canterbury

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Online opportunities for young people to ask questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, conveniently-timed drop-in and drive-through clinics, and collaborations with youth groups are some of the ways a team led by a Pegasus Health GP are working to raise vaccination rates among Canterbury youth. Pegasus Health is hosting and supporting the primary care part of

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