New wellbeing support app for rangatahi

The Starship Foundation have recently launched a new app called Village – a communication app to empower young people through tough times.

This is an amazing wellbeing support app designed specifically for rangatahi in Aotearoa. 

Best of all, it’s free!

This app has been co-designed by Starship clinicians, rangatahi and whānau to help young people kōrero with people that they trust.

This app allows young people to have a safe space to connect with designated people, but can also connect them with further support if required.

Follow the links below and check it out!

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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.