Most Rainbow rangatahi Māori reported positive family and school environments, high rates of volunteering and moderate or good health.
However, members of this group also reported major inequities compared to others, including high food and housing insecurity, poor healthcare access, and high discrimination by healthcare providers. They reported inequities in feeling part of their school and feeling safe at school, and high levels of mental health concerns. Overall, they reported more challenges than members of comparison groups.
We can improve wellbeing for Rainbow rangatahi Māori by ensuring that they and their whānau are free from discrimination and have the support and resources they need. We also need to ensure that Rainbow rangatahi Māori feel safe and belong in all settings, their voices are heard and acted upon, they have futures they can look forward to, and their health needs are met.