The Year 7 Health Check (Y7HC) survey is part of the ACT Government’s commitment to improving the health of young people.
The Y7HC survey is a health and wellbeing survey and complements the current health and wellbeing information collected by the ACT Government.
From 2020 onwards, this annual survey will be made available to all ACT schools. For government schools, it is delivered alongside the annual School Satisfaction 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 to complete at a time convenient for the student.
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. Results from the Y7HC survey will be 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.
Public consultation on the proposed model of the Y7HC survey 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:
The pilot of the Y7HC survey took place from 13 August to 11 September 2019 across all ACT Government schools.
View the Y7HC survey 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 survey. 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.
For more information about the Y7HC survey, please email the project team at Y7HC@act.gov.au.