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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 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

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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

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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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Report Infographic

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This report compares Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander young people's responses on their values, concerns, health, wellbeing, housing and safety. Policy recommendations focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people being at the centre of policies and programs.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Report Detailed Results

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This Appendix to the Mission Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Report provides detailed findings from the analysis of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander young people's responses on their values, concerns, health, wellbeing, housing and safety.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Report

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This report compares Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander young people's responses on their values, concerns, health, wellbeing, housing and safety. Policy recommendations focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people being at the centre of policies and programs.

Synergy Automotive Repairs Program: Process Evaluation Report Summary

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The Synergy Automotive Repairs Program (Synergy Program) is a diversionary social enterprise aimed at positively impacting the lives of young people involved in motor vehicle offending (e.g. theft, vandalism, hooning). In order to assess the impact of the program, a process evaluation of the initiative was commissioned.

Synergy Automotive Repairs Program: Process Evaluation Report

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The Synergy Automotive Repairs Program (Synergy Program) is a diversionary social enterprise aimed at positively impacting the lives of young people involved in motor vehicle offending (e.g. theft, vandalism, hooning). In order to assess the impact of the program, a process evaluation of the initiative was commissioned.

The Cost of Youth Homelessness in Australia 2016

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The Costs of Youth Homelessness in Australia project is an ARC Linkage research project undertaken by the Swinburne University Institute for Social Research, the University of Western Australia and Charles Sturt University, in partnership with The Salvation Army, Mission Australia and Anglicare Canberra and Goulburn.

Achieving Independence – Mission Australia Youth Client Report

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This report explores our Youth Survey results from the exclusive perspective of the young people Mission Australia helps. It includes a cross section of young people who are accessing our employment, education, homelessness and drug and alcohol services.

Youth Survey Mental Health Report 2015

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This report presents findings from 2012-14 on the rates of psychological distress in young Australians, aged 15-17, the concerns that are related to high levels of psychological distress and the help seeking behaviour of young people.

Youth Survey 2014 SES report

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Location, Vocation, Aspiration considers this year’s Youth Survey findings in relation to young people’s socio-economic status (SES) measured by whether they were living in low, moderate or high SES areas.

Triple Care Farm Baseline Social Return on Investment analysis Summary

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A report by Social Ventures Australia reveals that Mission Australia's Triple Care Farm - a residential Alcohol and Other Drugs rehabilitation and treatment program for young people - delivers a Social Return on Investment of 3:1.

Triple Care Farm Baseline Social Return on Investment analysis

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A report by Social Ventures Australia reveals that Mission Australia's Triple Care Farm  - a residential Alcohol and Other Drugs rehabilitation and treatment program for young people - delivers a Social Return on Investment of 3:1.

Youth Concerns about Drugs and Alcohol

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Youth Concerns about Drugs and Alcohol compared those who were highly concerned by alcohol and drugs against those expressing a low level of concern about these issues. These two groups of young people were compared across a range of questions from Mission Australia’s Youth Survey 2014 including personal and national concerns.

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