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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

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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 Results

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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

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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.

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.

Voices of the Vulnerable

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Voices of the Vulnerable: Insights and concerns from young clients accessing our services

The Cost of Youth Homelessness in Australia

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This Cost of Youth Homelessness in Australia research, the first national study of its kind, was conducted to better understand the experience, impact and support needs of homeless youth. This landmark research project was led by Swinburne University of Technology, in partnership with University of Western Australia, Charles Sturt University, Mission Australia, Salvation Army and Anglicare.

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