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Mission Australia Youth Survey Report 2018

Youth Survey 2018

Each year we encourage young people aged 15-19 to ‘speak up’ about the issues that concern them through Australia’s largest annual youth survey. Over 28,000 young people participated in 2018. For the first time, mental health was the number one issue of national concern in every Australian state and territory.

Mission Australia Youth Survey infographic 2018

Youth Survey 2018

Mission Australia conducted its 17th annual survey of young people aged 15-19 years in 2018. This infographic details highlights from the survey findings.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander summary (Youth Survey 2018)

Youth Survey 2018

This summary report details the findings from the more than 1,500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people who responded to the Mission Australia Youth Survey 2018. This year was the first time that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people identified mental health as the top issue in Australia.

From city to country: Comparing major cities and regional areas (Youth Survey Report 2018)

Youth Survey 2018

This sub-report draws on data from our Youth Survey 2018 to compare the responses of young people living in major cities to those from young people who lived in non-metropolitan areas. Over 17,000 young people resided in major cities, while more than 10,000 young people lived in regional Australia.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Report: Youth Survey 2017 infographic

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Report draws on the findings of our Youth Survey 2017. The survey captured the views, concerns, experiences and aspirations of 24,055 young people, 1,265 of whom identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Report: Youth Survey 2017

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Report draws on the findings of our Youth Survey 2017. The survey captured the views, concerns, experiences and aspirations of 24,055 young people, 1,265 of whom identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

Young people’s experience of homelessness – Findings from the Youth Survey 2017

Mission Australia’s Young people’s experiences of homelessness report released August 2018 reveals that 1 in 6 Youth Survey respondents had an experience of homelessness. The report compares those who have no experience of homelessness to those who have couch surfed and/or had an experience in transitional housing/living in a refuge.

Young people’s experience of homelessness – Youth Survey 2017 - Executive Summary

This executive summary provides the key findings and recommendations from Mission Australia’s Young people’s experiences of homelessness report released August 2018.

Young people’s experience of homelessness – Youth Survey 2017 - Infographics

This two-page infographic is based on Mission Australia’s Young people’s experiences of homelessness report released August 2018. It provides key findings and recommendations.

ReachOut Australia Mission Australia Lifting the Weight

Lifting the weight report

Young people living in regional and remote Australia are being let down by a lack of support services to tackle their mental health needs, a new report released by ReachOut and Mission Australia revealed today.

What does Success Look Like? An Evaluation of Mission Australia’s Flexible Learning Options (FLO) Program (South Australia)

FLO Report

Flexible Learning Options evaluation shows the successful outcomes which are achieved for young people who are disengaged from school in South Australia.

Mission Australia Youth Survey Report 2017

Youth Survey 2017

Each year we encourage Australians aged 15-19 to ‘speak up’ about the issues that concern them through Australia’s largest annual youth survey. In 2017 we had more than 24,000 responses and for the first time in the survey’s history mental health is the number one issue of national concern for young people in Australia.

Mission Australia Youth Survey infographic 2017

Infographic Youth Survey 2017

In 2017 Mission Australia conducted its 16th annual survey of young people aged 15-19 years. The highlights of the survey findings can be found in this infographic.

Youth Survey 2017: Major cities and regional areas

Regional Report

This sub-report uses data from our Youth Survey 2017 to compare the responses of young people living in major cities to the responses of young people living in regional areas. 

Mission Australia Concepts of Community report

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Mission Australia’s Concepts of Community report released October 2017 uses data from the Mission Australia Youth Survey 2016 to provide an understanding of the different issues and challenges facing young people from different socio-economic backgrounds across Australia.

Concepts of Community infographic

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This two-page infographic is taken from the Mission Australia Concepts of Community report. It provides key findings and recommendations.

Youth mental health and homelessness report infographic

youth mental health homelessness report infographic

This two-page infographic is taken from the Mission Australia Youth Mental Health and Homelessness Report. It provides a summary of the key findings and recommendations of the report.

Mission Australia Youth Mental Health and Homelessness Report

youth mental health homelessness report

Mission Australia’s Youth Mental Health and Homelessness Report released August 2017 gives findings from the Mission Australia Youth Survey, showing that poor family functioning and serious mental illness are factors that impact on the risks of homelessness for young people aged 15-19 years living in Australia.

Five Year Mental Health Youth Report

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Mission Australia is proud to collaborate with the Black Dog Institute on this year’s Youth Mental Health Report. The report presents five years of mental health data collected from young people across Australia with important insights into their levels of psychological distress, their concerns and the people and places they go to for help.

Five Year Mental Health Youth Report Infographic

Youth Mental Health Report infographic

Mission Australia is proud to collaborate with the Black Dog Institute on this year’s Youth Mental Health Report. This is a two page document, summarising some of the key findings from this research.

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