The Year 7 Health Survey (Y7HS) is an annual health and wellbeing survey of Year 7 students in the ACT.
The Y7HS is made available to all secondary schools in the ACT each year. For public schools, it is delivered alongside the annual School Satisfaction and Climate Survey with an opt-out consent to minimise the burden to schools and their students. For non-government schools, a survey link is provided to students via a parent letter and allows students to complete the survey at a time convenient for them.
Findings of the survey are reported at a population level and made available to the public annually through the ACT Health website. Results from the Y7HS are used to guide the future delivery of programs and services, helping the ACT Government to continue to meet the needs of this age group and respond to emerging issues.
For more information about the Y7HS, please email the project team at Y7HS@act.gov.au.