Confidentiality & Rights

"There are some things I don't want my parents to know and I need to trust that my Doctor will keep things private"
AYA patient

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Support Directory

Youth Law Aotearoa

Within your DHB there will be youth health and legal professionals available to undertake case/peer reviews to assist providers in managing legal and ethical matters for young people with complex issues within this realm.

Health and Disability Commissioner |

Section discussing how to obtain informed consent & confidentiality prior to a HEEADSSS assessment


Heidi Watson

The Clinical Leader is responsible for providing clinical leadership and national oversight of the network .

Heidi is a passionate and experienced health professional with a strong clinical, education and leadership background. Her enthusiasm for, and commitment to youth health has focused on improving the outcomes of youth with cancer and chronic health conditions. Previously, Heidi held the position of AYA Cancer Nurse Specialist for Auckland District Health Board. Alongside her AYA clinical leadership role she holds a youth health academic position at the University of Auckland.