To measure impact and improve, we asked 163 young people to share their experience of Zeal, their challenges and aspirations in our Annual Zeal Survey. Our survey covers activities at Zeal to mental health and the effects of COVID-19 lockdowns. Check out some of the highlights for 2021 below.
The report shows
- How rangatahi at Zeal describe their experience, and why they come back
- What they think of Zeal staff and the support they get
- The most common ways they get involved in our community
- How they are navigating mental health and COVID-19 lockdowns
- What they want to see out of future lockdown support
97% of young people say Zeal has had a positive impact on them
of young people feel supported and cared for at Zeal
of young people say Zeal helped them find or connect with other places of support or good advice
of young people feel they can approach staff if they have a problem
Want to read more?
To see what rangatahi said about Zeal, navigating mental health, COVID-19 lockdowns and more, sign up for Zeal Updates and get access to the full report.
In one sentence, how would you describe Zeal?
Best place I’ve been to ain’t gonna lie
A kind and giving place with
special people that always have your back no matter what
I LOVE IT
A place where anyone and everyone is welcome and you can be yourself at all times.
A safe space and
It is a place where you can go to feel safe and supported by staff and zeal youth 😊
Awesome vibe with lots of opportunities
A community whānau for young people to feel supported and uplifted
Free kai and vibes, come
hang out g
A happy safe place with an
My safe space
My second family
It’s mean as
Zealicious. Warm environment with a lot of really cool adults I can talk to literally about anything. Good chats. Chur.
Zeal is a family
The ultimate zombie survival crew 😎
If u need someone to talk to and ur hungry
The best place ever! I can’t just write it in one sentence. There’s so much!!
An inclusive and safe community for young people in Aotearoa so they can fully express themselves
It is my personal hide-out space to get my mind off of everyday life
The warmest heart in New Zealand
Zeal is one of the most safe and understanding places in New Zealand with outstanding and caring staff that I’m glad to call my friends
Why do you come back?
Download the Annual Zeal Survey report for 2021
Sign up for Zeal Updates and get access to the full report.