eCHAT is the electronic form of the NZ-developed Case-finding and Help Assessment Tool (CHAT) developed by a team at the School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine & Health Science, University of Auckland led by Professor Felicity Goodyear-Smith from the Department of General Practice & Primary Health Care.

Kura Kōrero has been adapted from YouthCHAT, the version created for use with young people. It helps identify youth with lifestyle issues (such as problematic smoking, drinking, recreational drug use, gambling, exposure to abuse, physical inactivity), mental health issues (depression, anxiety, difficulty with anger control), and other issues facing youth (such as behaviour/conduct; sexual identity and sexual health; body image; and life stressors). Youth are given an opportunity, for positive responses, to indicate whether they want help with the issue.

Kura Kōrero was created as part of the YouthCHAT in Te Tai Tokerau project, funded by a grant from the GACD and HRC. We’d like to acknowledge the overall project team, both in Northland (Dr. Aniva Lawrence, Tracey Wihongi, and Tuiata Smith) and in Auckland (Professor Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Dr. Margot Darragh, Rhiannon Martel, and Jenny Lim), but especially all the hard work that went into producing Kura Kōrero.

Whaea Evelyn Henare (Tumaukie), the staff, students and whanau of Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Te Rawhitiroa for their support of this project. Thank you to Matua Jason Tepania and students Awatea Kake, Huiarangi McCall- Tepania and Reuben Boutet- Manning for their translation of and participation in the video introduction, and to Steven Hill for creation of the logo. Tuiata Smith and Koha Aperahama for the Te reo translation (verbal and written). Tuiata Smith for the Te Reo audio recordings, Rhiannon Martel for the English audio recordings, and Jamie Martel for the graphic production of the logo.