Education, training & work

"I kept falling behind at school and then would catch up... but then catching up would take time away from keeping up"
AYA patient

Resources

Workwise – several useful tools can be found on this website in transitioning back to employment. www.workwise.org.nz/employment-support/resources

Support Directory

School

If a young person cannot attend school due to their illness and treatment demands, Regional Health Schools provide teachers to support on-going engagement at school.

National Website | education.govt.nz

Northern Hospital School for young people based in Auckland and covers the northern part of the North Island | nhs.school.nz/

Central Regional Health School for young people based in Wellington and covers the lower half of the North Island | crhs.school.nz/

Southern Regional Health School for young people based in Christchurch and covers the South Island | srhs.school.nz/

Student Disability Services

The majority of Universities provide support for students with a wide range of health issues including cancer. Support includes accessing special conditions for study and exams, advice and advocacy.

Work/Training

Work Bridge can assist young people with moving into employment and training as well as assisting those who are in employment/training to stay in their current situation when they have an onset of a disability or a worsening condition.
workbridgeincorporated.virtuozzo.co.nz

Work and Income can assist young people with tools and support moving into the workforce.

workandincome.govt.nz/look-for-work/index.html

NGO Support Services

Both CanTeen and Leukaemia and Blood Cancer Foundation provide programmes or support in transitioning young people back to work or school.

CanTeen canteen.org.nz

Leukaemia and Blood Cancer Foundation leukaemia.org.nz

Guidelines/ Research

This guide provides useful information but is based on the American health and education system.

Web Resources

Tools