Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


Specific Health and Wellbeing Issues


Mental Health

Powerpoints

Articles

  • [Youth 2012] Fleming, T., Clark, T., Denny, S., Bullent, P., Crengle, S., Peiris-John, R., Robinson, E., Rossen, F., Sheridan, J., Lucassen, M. (2013). Stability and change in the mental health of New Zealand secondary school students 2007–2012: Results from the national adolescent health surveys. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.
    http://anp.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/11/28/0004867413514489.full
  • [Youth 2012] Mariu, K.R., Merry, S.N., Robinson, E.M. & Watson, P.D. (2012). Seeking professional help for mental health problems, among New Zealand secondary school students. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry.17(2), 284-297
    http://ccp.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/07/14/1359104511404176
  • [Youth 2012] Clark, T., Robinson, E., Crengle, S., Fleming, T., Ameratunga, S., Denny, S., Bearinger, L., Sieving, R., Saewyc, E. (2011) Risk and protective factors for suicide attempt among indigenous Maori youth in New Zealand: The role of family connection as a moderating variable. Journal of Aboriginal Health. 7(1), 16-31.
    http://www.naho.ca/jah/english/jah07_01/07_01_02_maori-suicide-risk.pdf
  • [Youth 2012] Lucassen, M., Merry, S., Robinson, E., Denny, S., Clark, T., Ameratunga, S., Crengle, S., Rossen, F. (2011) Sexual attraction, depression, self-harm, suicidality and help-seeking behaviour in New Zealand secondary school students. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 45(5), 376-383
    https://psychiatry-training.wiki.otago.ac.nz/images/e/e7/Lucassen11.pdf
  • [Youth 2012] Denny, S., Robinson, E., Utter, J., Fleming, T., Grant, S., Milfont, T., Crengle, S., Ameratunga, S., Clark, T. (2011) Do schools influence student risk behaviours and emotional health symptoms. Journal of Adolescent Health. 48(3), 259-267.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21338897
  • [Youth 2012] Milfont, T.L., Merry, S., Robinson, E.M., Denny, S., Crengle, S., & Ameratunga, S.N. (2008) Evaluating the short form of the Reynolds Adolescent Depression scale in New Zealand adolescents. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 42(11), 950-954.
    http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00048670802415343
  • [Youth 2012] Milfont, T., Denny, S., Ameratunga, S., Robinson, E., Merry, S. (2008) Burnout and Wellbeing: Testing the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory in New Zealand Teachers. Social Indicators Research, 89(1), 169-177.
    http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11205-007-9229-9
  • [Youth 2012] Fleming, T., Merry, S., Robinson, E., Denny, S., Watson, P. (2007) Self-reported suicide attempts and associated risk and protective factors among secondary school students in New Zealand. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 41(3), 213-221
    https://psychiatry-training.wiki.otago.ac.nz/images/7/77/Fleming07.pdf
  • [Youth 2012] Purvis, D., Robinson, E., Merry, S., & Watson, P. (2006) Acne, anxiety, depression and suicide in teenagers: A cross-sectionalsurvey  of New Zealand secondary school students. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 42(12), 793-6
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17096715
  • [Youth 2012] Denny, S.J., Clark, T.C., & Fleming, T. (2004) Emotional resilience: Risk and protective factors for depression among alternative education students in New Zealand. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 74(2), 137-149
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1037/0002-9432.74.2.137/abstract
  • [Youth 2012] Denny, S., Fleming, T., & Watson, P. (2004). Risk and resilience factors for depression among high school students in New Zealand. Journal of Adolescent Health. 34(2), 115.
  • [Youth 2007] Denny, S., Robinson, E., Utter, J., Fleming, T., Grant, S., Milfont, T., Crengle, S., Ameratunga, S., Clark, T. (2011) Do schools influence student risk behaviours and emotional health symptoms. Journal of Adolescent Health. 48(3), 259-267.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21338897
  • [Youth 2007] Milfont, T.L., Merry, S., Robinson, E.M., Denny, S., Crengle, S., & Ameratunga, S.N. (2008) Evaluating the short form of the Reynolds Adolescent Depression scale in New Zealand adolescents. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 42(11), 950-954.
    http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00048670802415343
  • [Youth 2007] Milfont, T., Denny, S., Ameratunga, S., Robinson, E., Merry, S. (2008) Burnout and Wellbeing: Testing the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory in New Zealand Teachers. Social Indicators Research, 89(1), 169-177.
    http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11205-007-9229-9
  • [Youth 2007] Fleming, T., Merry, S., Robinson, E., Denny, S., Watson, P. (2007) Self-reported suicide attempts and associated risk and protective factors among secondary school students in New Zealand. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 41(3), 213-221
    https://psychiatry-training.wiki.otago.ac.nz/images/7/77/
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Presentations

  • [Youth 2012] Fleming, T. (2015). New Directions in e-mental health. Invited presentation to working groups of e-mental health and gaming academics in the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Switzerland at VU University, Amsterdam, Holand. and at University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain.
  • [Youth 2012] Fleming, T. (2015). Teens Striving for Excellence; When do stress and anxiety become something to worry about? Invited presentation at the New Zealand School Trustee Association Conference, with the Health Promotion Agency at Auckland, New Zealand.
  • [Youth 2012] Fleming, T., Donkin, E., & Taylor, E. (2015). Current options and challenges in Online mental health. Public presentation on Maximizing the impact of Online Approaches to improve Mental Health at the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • [Youth 2012] Fleming, T. (2014). Supporting your teenager with depression. Public presentation at Christchurch, Papakura, New Zealand.
  • [Youth 2012] Fleming, T. (2014). Dealing with depression. Public presentation at the YWCA, Youthline, & Auckland Council ‘This is your Life’ programme for young people, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • [Youth 2012] Fleming, T. (2013). Positive youth development and computerised therapy for young people. Invited presentation at the Youth Workers Regional Training Hui, Hamilton, New Zealand.
  • [Youth 2012] Fleming, T., & Shepherd, M. (2012, November). Latest Findings Youth2000 & SPARX e-therapy. Invited presentation at the Northern Infant Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services/ Alcohol and Other Drug Services Regional Forum, Auckland, New Zealand.
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Sexual Health

More information on sexual health topics can be found at the following places:

  • The sexual health sections of the 2001, 2007 and 2012 overview reports
  • Same or both-sex attracted and transgender young people reports and fact sheets
  • Alternative Education and Teen Parent Unit reports.

Report and Fact Sheets

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Youth'12 Sexual and reproductive health and violence report
Sexual and reproductive health and sexual violence among New Zealand secondary school students (2.2 MB, PDF)

Articles

  • [Youth 2012] Clark, T., Lucassen, M., Fleming, T., Peiris-John, R,. Ikihele, A., Teevale, T., Robinson, E. & Crengle, S.  (2016). Changes in the sexual health behaviours of New Zealand secondary school students, 2001-2012: Findings from a nationally representative cross sectional survey series. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40(4),329-36. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12543. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27372062
  • [Youth 2012] Denny, S., Robinson, E., Lawler, C., Bagshaw, S., Farrant, B., Bell, F., Dawson, D., Nicholson, D., Hart, M., Fleming, T., Ameratunga, S., Clark, T., Kekus, M., Utter, J. (2012) Association between Availability and Quality of Health Services in Schools and Reproductive Health Outcomes Amond Students: A Multilevel Observational Study. American Journal of Public Health, Online.
    http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2012.300775
  • [Youth 2012] Larson, B.K., Clark, T.C., Robinson, E.M., & Utter, J. (2012) Body satisfaction and sexual health behaviors among New Zealand secondary school students. Sex Education. 12(2), 187-98.
    https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/handle/2292/8421
  • [Youth 2012] Copland, R.J., Denny, S.J., Robinson, E.M., Crengle, S., Ameratunga, S., Dixon, R. (2011) Self-Reported Pregnancy and Access to Primary Health Care Among Sexually Experienced New Zealand High School Students. Journal of Adolescent Health. 49(5), 518-524
    http://www.jahonline.org/article/S1054-139X(11)00118-2/abstract
  • [Youth 2012] Clark, T. C., Crengle, S., Sheridan, J. L., Rowe, D., & Robinson, E. (2013). Factors associated with consistent contraception and condom use among Māori secondary school students in New Zealand. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Healthonline. doi:10.1111/jpc.12450
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpc.12450
  • [Youth 2001] Clark, T.C., Robinson, E., Crengle, S. & Watson, P. (2006) Contraceptive use by Maori youth: associated risk and protective factors. New Zealand Medical Journal. 119(1228), U1816
    http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1228/1816/

Presentations

  • [Youth 2007] Clark, T. C., Robinson, E. M., Ameratunga, S., Sheridan, J. L., Fortune, S. A., & Dixon, R. S. (2010). Risk and protective factors for responsible sexual behaviour amongst female secondary school students in New Zealand. Presentation at the Family Planning Conference 2010, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • [Youth 2007] Clark, T. C. (2009). Sexual health in the context of young people's lives: Results from Youth '07 national youth and wellbeing survey.  Presentation at the New Zealand Sexual Health Society 31st Annual Conference, Waitangi, New Zealand.
  • [Youth 2001] Clark, T. C. (2002). Working with youth in a sexual health context: Effective strategies and programmes. Presentation at the New Zealand Venereological Society Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand.
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Activity, Exercise and Nutrition

For more information see the general health, activity and nutrition section in the 2001, 2007 and 2012 overview reports.

Articles

  • [Youth 2012] Utter, J., Denny, S., & Dyson, B. (2016). School gardens and adolescent nutrition and BMI: Results from a national, multilevel study. Preventive Medicine, 83, 1-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.11.022
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.11.022
  • [Youth 2012] Utter, J., Denny, S., Lucassen, M., & Dyson, B. (2015). Adolescent Cooking Abilities and Behaviors: Associations With Nutrition and Emotional Well-Being. Journal of nutrition education and behavior.
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1499404615006594 
  • [Youth 2012] Utter, J., Denny, S., Lucassen, M. & Dyson, B. (2015, Epub ahead of print).  Cooking and the health and wellbeing of adolescents. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2015.08.016
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2015.08.016
  • [Youth 2012] Utter, J., Denny, S., Teevale, T., Peiris-John, R., & Dyson, B. (2015). Prevalence and Recent Trends in Overweight, Obesity, and Severe Obesity among New Zealand Adolescents. Childhood Obesity 2015, 11(5): 585-589. doi:10.1089/chi.2014.0151.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26398107
  • [Youth 2007] Farrant, B., Utter, J., Ameratunga, S., Clark, T., Fleming, T., Denny, S. (2013) Prevalence of severe obseity among New Zealand adolescents and associations with health risk behaviours and emotional wellbeing. Journal of Pediatrics (accepted 18th December 2012).
    http://europepmc.org/abstract/MED/23357187
  • [Youth 2007] Larson, B.K., Clark, T.C., Robinson, E.M., Utter, J. (2012) Body satisfaction and sexual health behaviors among New Zealand secondary school students. Sex Education.12(2), 187-98.
    https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/handle/2292/8421
  • [Youth 2007] Utter, J., Denny, S., Robinson, E., Grant, S., Ameratunga, S., Fleming, T. (2012) Family meals among New Zealand young people: relationships with eating behaviours and body mass index. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 45(1), 3-11.
    http://www.jneb.org/article/S1499-4046(12)00396-X/abstract
  • [Youth 2007] Utter, J., Denny, S., Robinson, E., Teevale, T., Crengle, S., Ameratunga, S., Fleming, T. (2012) Food security concerns among young people: Impact on eating behaviours and weight status. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition 2012, 7(1), 1-11.
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19320248.2012.649675#.U4e8SZSSwlY
  • [Youth 2007] Utter, J., Denny, S., Percival, T., Crengle, S., Ameratunga, S., Dixon, R., Teevale, T., Hall, A. (2012) Prevalence of weight-related concerns and behaviours among New Zealand young people. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 48(11), 1021-8
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1440-1754.2012.02587.x/abstract
  • [Youth 2007] Utter, J., Denny, S., Dixon, R., Ameratunga, S., Teevale, T. (2012) Family support and weight control strategies among adolescents who have achieved long-term weight loss. Public Health Nutrition (accepted 20th April 2012)
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2268765
  • [Youth 2007] Wood, A., Utter, J., Robinson, E., Ameratunga, S., Fleming, T., Denny, S. (2011) Body weight satisfaction among New Zealand adolescents: Findings from a national survey. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. 24(2), 161-167
    http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ijamh.2012.24.issue-2/ijamh.2012.024/ijamh.2012.024.xml
  • [Youth 2007] Utter, J., Denny, S., Robinson, E., Ameratunga, S., Milfont, T.L. (2011) Social and physical contexts of schools and neighborhoods: Associations with physical activity among young people. American Journal of Public Health 101(9), 1690-1695
    http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2011.300171
  • [Youth 2007] Utter, J., Denny, S., Crengle, S., Ameratunga, S., Clark, T., Maddison, R., & Percival, T. (2011) Socio-economic differences in eating- related attitudes, behaviours and environments of adolescents. Public Health Nutrition. 14(4), 629-634.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20576201
  • [Youth 2007] Utter, J., Denny, S., Grant, S., Robinson, E., Ameratunga, S., Fleming, T. (2011) Eating together at mealtimes: the role of family meals in the health and wellbeing of young people in New Zealand. Families Commission Research Fund, Report No 6/11.
    http://www.familiescommission.org.nz/publications/research-reports/eating-together-at-mealtimes
  • [Youth 2007] Utter, J., Denny, S., Crengle, S., Ameratunga, S., Robinson, E., Clark, T., Percival, T., Maddison, R. (2010) Overweight among New Zealand adolescents: Associations with ethnicity and deprivation. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity. 5(6), 461-466.
    http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/17477160903568439
  • [Youth 2001] Utter, J., Denny, S., Robinson, E.M., Ameratunga, S. & Watson, P. (2006) Perceived community facilities, social motivation and physical activity among New Zealand youth. Journal of Adolescent Health. 39(5), 770-3
    http://www.jahonline.org/article/S1054-139X(06)00141-8/abstract
  • [Youth 2001] Utter, J., Denny, S., & Watson, P. (2004). Prevalence of physical activity among New Zealand youth and its association with community environments. Journal of Adolescent Health. 34(2), 116-7.
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Substance use: Alcohol, Drugs and Gambling

For more information see the substance use section in the 2001, 2007 and 2012 Overview reports (make links to the overview section)

Powerpoints

Articles

  • [Youth 2012] Jackson, N., Denny, S., Sheridan, J., Fleming, T., Clark, T., Peris-John, J. & Ameratunga, S. (2016) Uneven reductions in high school students' alcohol use from 2007 to 2012 by age, sex and socio-economic strata. Substance Abuse journal. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2016.1252827 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08897077.2016.1252827
  • [Youth 2012] Rossen, F.V., Denny, S., Sheridan, J., Fleming, T. & Lucassen, M.F.G. (2016). Exploration of an underlying latent construct of gambling behaviour amongst a nationally representative sample of high school students in New Zealand. Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 6(7), 1-12. doi: 10.1186/s40405-016-0017-9 https://ajgiph.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40405-016-0017-
  • [Youth 2012] Rossen, F. V., Lucassen, M. F., Fleming, T. M., Sheridan, J., & Denny, S. J. (2016). Adolescent gambling behaviour, a single latent construct and indicators of risk: findings from a national survey of New Zealand high school students. Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 6(1), 7. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s40405-016-0017-9
  • [Youth 2012] Rossen, F. V., Clark, T., Denny, S. J., Fleming, T. M., Peiris-John, R., Robinson, E., & Lucassen, M. F. (2015). Unhealthy Gambling Amongst New Zealand Secondary School Students: An Exploration of Risk and Protective Factors. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 1-16. DOI 10.1007/s11469-015-9562-1 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11469-015-9562-1
  • [Youth 2012] Clark, T. C., Robinson, E., Crengle, S., Sheridan, J. L., Jackson, N., & Ameratunga, S. (2013). Binge drinking among Maori secondary school students in New Zealand: associations with source, exposure and perceptions of alcohol use. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1370), 70-84.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23474513
  • [Youth 2007] Teevale, T., Robinson, E., Duffy, S., Utter, J., Nosa, V., Clark, T., Sheridan, J., Ameratunga, S. (2012) Binge drinking and alcohol related behaviours amongst Pacific youth: a national survey of secondary school students. New Zealand Medical Journal 125(1352), 60-70
    http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/125-1352/5132/
  • [Youth 2007] Di Cosmo, C., Milfont, T. L., Robinson, E., Denny, S. J., Ward, C., Crengle, S., & Ameratunga, S. N. (2011) Immigrant paradox, acculturation and substance use among New Zealand youth: Results from a nationally representative survey. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 35(5), 434-441
  • [Youth 2007] Rossen, F., Butler, R., Denny, S. (2011) An exploration of youth participation in gambling & the impact of problem gambling on young people in New Zealand. Centre for Gambling Studies, Prepared for the Ministry of Health. Auckland Uniservices Limited, The University of Auckland.
  • [Youth 2007] Tin Tin, S., Ameratunga, S., Robinson, E., Crengle, S., Schaaf, D., & Watson, P. (2008) Drink driving and the patterns and context of drinking among New Zealand adolescents. Acta Paediatrica. 97(10), 1433-7
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18624990
  • [Youth 2007] Tin Tin, S., Ameratunga, S., & Watson, P. (2008) Riding in a motor vehicle with a driver under the influence of alcohol and drinking patterns: findings from a national survey of New Zealand youth. Australasian Epidemiologist.15(1), 18-20
    http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=239446034662159;res=IELNZC
  • [Youth 2007] Wong, G., Ameratunga, S., Garrett, N., Robinson, E., & Watson, P. (2008) Family influences, acculturation and the prevalence of tobacco smoking among New Zealand youth: findings from a national survey. Journal of Adolescent Health. 43(4), 412-416
    http://ksu.edu.sa/sites/KSUArabic/Research/ncys/Documents/1511.pdf

 

Presentations

  • [Youth 2012] Ameratunga, S., Peiris-John R. J., Fleming, T., & Clark, T. (2015, 1 May). Injury and Alcohol in Young People: Inequities in risks and healthcare responses. Kids trauma conference conducted by Auckland District Health Borad. Auckland, New Zealand.
  • [Youth 2012] Fleming, T. (2014, 19 June). ‘Are we making a difference: changes in substance use 2001-2012 & Key Findingsfrom Youth12’. Invited presentation at the Counties Manukau AOD Provider Collaborative Research Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • [Youth 2007] Clark, T. C., Ameratunga, S., Robinson, E., Waayer, D., Crengle, S., Teevale, T., . . . Denny, S. (2010). Alcohol in the lives of New Zealand youth:  Findings from the Youth’07 survey. Presentation at the Involve 2010 Connect Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

 

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