Year 7 Health Check survey

The Year 7 Health Check (Y7HC) survey is part of the ACT Government’s commitment to improving the health of young people.

The Y7HC is a health and wellbeing survey and complements the current health and wellbeing information collected by the ACT Government. The Y7HC will be delivered alongside the annual School Satisfaction Survey with an opt-out consent to minimise the burden to schools and their students.  

Findings of the survey will be reported at a population level and will be made available to the public annually through the ACT Health website. The Y7HC will also be used to inform, develop and expand population-based health and wellbeing programs for this age group.

Public consultation

Public consultation on the proposed model of the Y7HC took place from 27 February to 3 April 2019 through the YourSay online consultation website. More information on the consultation findings and the outcome statement can be found through the links below.

Consultation report

Outcome statement

Pilot

The pilot of the Y7HC took place from 13 August to 11 September 2019 across all ACT Government schools.

View the  Y7HC pilot findings  to find out more about the results of the pilot.

To help support your child’s health and wellbeing, we have put together a list of health and wellbeing services currently available in the ACT, and a list of helpful health and wellbeing resources with a specific focus for year 7 students and the Y7HC.  Refer to the Parent Information on Health and Wellbeing Services for Adolescents  and  Resources for Adolescent Health and Wellbeing  to find out more on how you could support your child to achieve good health and wellbeing.

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Next steps

The Y7HC survey will be made available to all schools from 2020 onwards.

Results from the Y7HC will be used to guide the future delivery of programs and services, helping us to continue to meet the needs of this age group and respond to emerging issues.

Contact us

For more information about the Y7HC survey, please email the project team on Y7HC@act.gov.au.

Page last updated on: 24 Feb 2020