Working with Youth: HEEADSSS Assessment

Estimated Duration: 
6 hours

Kia ora, Talofa lava and nau mai haere mai to this online introduction to the HEEADSSS (Home, Education, Eating, Activities, Drugs and Alcohol, Suicide and Depression, Sexuality and Safety) wellbeing framework.

Adolescence is an important developmental phase that captures the transition from childhood to adulthood. This short course introduces the HEEADSSS wellbeing assessment framework commonly used in youth health settings, and is well known in youth health, both locally and internationally


Following the course, you will find a short quiz designed to help consolidate your learning. When you complete the quiz please hit the 'submit' button to receive your certificate. This course provides 6 hours of CPD.

This course has been endorsed by The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) and by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) for CME credits for their General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes, and the College of Nurses Aotearoa (NZ) for PD hours.


The Whāraurau team wish to thank members of the Expert Advisory Group for their support in the review and further development of the HEEADSSS Wellbeing Assessment Framework E-Learning.  Special thanks are offered to the following organisations:


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