Resources and Clinical Guidance

Newly Diagnosed with Cancer

Fertility & Sexuality

Social Support & Peer Relationships

Confidentiality & Rights

Survivorship/ Life After Treatment

Substance Use (alcohol and drugs)

Complementary Therapy

whānau (family,partner) support

Body Image

Psychological/ Spiritual Care

Palliative Care


Youth Participation

Age Appropriate Environments


Psychosocial Assessment

Financial/Accommodation & Practical Support

Education, Training & Work

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.