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Tūturu is grounded in evidence. Explore research, case studies and stories from schools, health practitioners and students to see what it’s all about.

How students are leading the way in making schools safe for rainbow youth Latest

How students are leading the way in making schools safe for rainbow youth

31 August 2023

For LGBTQ+ high school students in Aotearoa, student-led rainbow youth groups have become an increasingly important part of helping them feeling safe at school.

How schools can support students from families under long-term strain Case study

How schools can support students from families under long-term strain

30 June 2023

“We are dealers in hope,” says Rachael Parker, Acting Principal at Huntly College.

What’s happening with AoD education in New Zealand schools?  Research

What’s happening with AoD education in New Zealand schools?

8 June 2023

Across Aotearoa, there are a wide range of ways secondary schools educate their students about alcohol and other drugs (AoD).

Healthy insights: How understanding youth health trends can help schools better support students Evidence

Healthy insights: How understanding youth health trends can help schools better support students

15 May 2023

Schools are centrepieces of young people’s daily lives. At their best, they serve as places where students feel safe, supported, and able to be their authentic selves.

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Whole School Approach Day News

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Whole School Approach Day

10 May 2023

On 3 May, Tāmaki Makaurau hosted its inaugural Whole School Approach Day.

Tūturu hosts Schools Social Service Health Expo in Canterbury News

Tūturu hosts Schools Social Service Health Expo in Canterbury

9 May 2023

On 3 May, Tūturu, in collaboration with the Mana Ake Provider Network and Te Whatu Ora, hosted the Schools Social Services Health Expo in Christchurch.

Health provider training day kickstarts important conversations in Te Tau Ihu/Nelson Region News

Health provider training day kickstarts important conversations in Te Tau Ihu/Nelson Region

2 May 2023

On 26-27 April, Tūturu hosted a training day for health providers in the Nelson/Te Tau Ihu region, bringing together a diverse group of around a dozen professionals from both Nelson and Marlborough.

Ōtepoti Whole School Approach Day - 2023 News

Ōtepoti Whole School Approach Day - 2023

26 April 2023

On 15 March, Ōtepoti Dunedin hosted a Whole School Approach (WSA) Day.

Tūturu Induction 2023: The team is growing News

Tūturu Induction 2023: The team is growing

13 March 2023

In early March, Tūturu held its first ever provider induction in Wellington.

Whole school approach: Ōtepoti Dunedin Whānau Hui News

Whole school approach: Ōtepoti Dunedin Whānau Hui

21 November 2022

In early November, Tūturu Project Lead Kim Gotlieb hosted an event for whānau of students at six Tūturu-affiliated schools in Dunedin.

Webinar replay - Anxiety and young people: Stategies for schools

Webinar replay - Anxiety and young people: Stategies for schools

11 November 2022

Following on from our first anxiety webinar featuring clinician Scott Turnbull, our second webinar tackled strategies schools can undertake to help their students dealing with anxiety.

Webinar: Alcohol use and harm among rangatahi Māori - Nov 15 News

Webinar: Alcohol use and harm among rangatahi Māori - Nov 15

8 November 2022

Tūturu has worked closely with organisations Alcohol Healthwatch and the Adolescent Health Research Group over time.

Webinar replay - Anxiety and young people: How to help News

Webinar replay - Anxiety and young people: How to help

7 November 2022

In November, we hosted two webinars that focused on young people experiencing anxiety.

Register to attend our youth anxiety webinars News

Register to attend our youth anxiety webinars

26 October 2022

Tūturu is hosting two free upcoming webinars which focus on helping young people experiencing anxiety.

New Tūturu video: Becoming Tau News

New Tūturu video: Becoming Tau

3 October 2022

Tūturu describes the place of strength that comes from knowing your values and being your genuine self.

Watch our webinar: How schools can respond to youth vaping News

Watch our webinar: How schools can respond to youth vaping

20 September 2022

In this webinar, Tūturu staff Dr. Annabel Prescott and Ben Birks Ang discuss practical, ready to implement solutions schools can employ to respond to youth vaping.

Watch our youth vaping webinar ft. ASH Director, Ben Youdan News

Watch our youth vaping webinar ft. ASH Director, Ben Youdan

13 September 2022

On Monday 12 September, Tūturu hosted a webinar about youth vaping featuring Action for Smokefree 2025 (ASH) Director, Ben Youdan.

Register for our upcoming youth vaping webinars! News

Register for our upcoming youth vaping webinars!

6 September 2022

We are hosting two free upcoming vaping webinars on Monday 12 September and Monday 19 September. Find out more and register now!

Whole School Approach Day – Ōtepoti Dunedin News

Whole School Approach Day – Ōtepoti Dunedin

29 August 2022

Twelve Otago schools, health providers and other services joined together for the annual Whole School Approach Day in Ōtepoti Dunedin.

Tūturu in Ōtepoti Dunedin Case study

Tūturu in Ōtepoti Dunedin

27 July 2022

Whakaata Tohu Tohu | Mirror Services, works with multiple schools in Ōtepoti.

Tūturu on show at Embracing Change conference in Rotorua News

Tūturu on show at Embracing Change conference in Rotorua

26 July 2022

On the 13-14 July, five members of the Tūturu team travelled from around the country to Rotorua to attend Physical Education New Zealand's Embracing Change conference.

Teachers on Tūturu training: "This is the kind of language we need" Case study

Teachers on Tūturu training: "This is the kind of language we need"

14 June 2022

This story was captured from a Tūturu case study in an evaluation by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research - read the full report.

Student: "Our opinions were heard and we felt good about it" Case study

Student: "Our opinions were heard and we felt good about it"

14 June 2022

This story was captured from a Tūturu case study in an evaluation by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research - read the full report.

"If you’ve never been in struggle, you’ll never understand the students here" Case study

"If you’ve never been in struggle, you’ll never understand the students here"

30 May 2022

This story was captured from a Tūturu case study in an evaluation by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research - read the full report.

Establishing closer relationships between schools and health providers: Continuity and confidentiality is key Case study

Establishing closer relationships between schools and health providers: Continuity and confidentiality is key

30 May 2022

This story was captured from a Tūturu case study in an evaluation by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research - read the full report.

Shifting the role of Deans from academic to holistic Case study

Shifting the role of Deans from academic to holistic

30 May 2022

This story was captured from a Tūturu case study in an evaluation by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research - read the full report.