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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

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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.

Mission Australia Youth Survey infographic 2016

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In 2016 Mission Australia conducted its 15th annual survey of young people aged 15-19 years. The higlights of the survey findings are represented within this infographics document.

Mission Australia Youth Survey Report 2016

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Each year we encourage Australians aged 15-19 to ‘speak up’ about the issues that really concern them through Australia’s largest online youth survey. In 2016 we had nearly 22,000 respondents and the survey revealed that more than half of young people believe there are barriers which will prevent them reaching their goals when they leave school.

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.

Mission Australia Youth Survey 2015 Infographic

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In 2015 Mission Australia conducted its 14th annual survey of young people aged 15-19 years. The higlights of the survey findings are represented within this infographics document.

Mission Australia Youth Survey 2015

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Each year we encourage Australians aged 15-19 to ‘speak up’ about the issues that really concern them through Australia’s largest online youth survey. In 2015 we had nearly 19,000 respondents and the survey revealed that more than half of young people believe there are barriers which will prevent them reaching their goals when they leave school.

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