Most rangatahi Māori with a disability or chronic condition 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 more discrimination by healthcare providers. They were also less likely to feel part of their school and feel safe at school, and more likely to report high rates of mental health concerns than other groups, as shown in this brief. We can improve wellbeing for rangatahi Māori with disabilities or chronic conditions 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 rangatahi Māori feel safe and belong in all settings, that their voices are heard and acted upon, and that they have futures they can look forward to.


Creator | Kaihanga
The Youth19 Research Group
Year of Creation | Tau
Publisher | Kaiwhakaputa
Victoria University of Wellington and The University of Auckland
Creative Commons Licence
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives CC BY-NC-ND
Keywords | Kupu
Chronic Conditions, Health Services, School, Mental Health, Housing Insecurity, Māori Students, Identity
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
I represent the publisher or owner organisation of this resource
This Research has
been written outside an academic institution
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

Clark, T., Sutcliffe, K., Greaves, L., Roy, R., DaRocha, M., and Fleming, T. (2021), A Youth19 Brief: Rangatahi Māori with a disability or chronic condition. The Youth19 Research Group, Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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