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Voices of the Vulnerable

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

Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander youth report

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The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Report draws on the findings of our Youth Survey 2019.

Hearing directly from vulnerable young Australians - 2010

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This publication focuses on the 2010 Youth Survey responses of three types of vulnerable young people - those who were homeless, in out-of-home care or in the juvenile justice system.

Close to home: young people and the impact of alcohol and drug use by family and peers

Working through it

This report considers the responses of young people who agreed that alcohol and/or drugs are a problem for my family/peers in Youth Survey 2018, compared with those who answered neither/disagree. It provides a better understanding of their individual concerns, aspirations and wellbeing, and points to support needed for this group of young people.

Young willing and able: Youth Survey Disability Report 2019

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This sub-report compares Youth Survey response of young people living with or without disability. In 2019 over 25,000 young people responded to the Youth Survey and 1,623 reported living with disability.

Comparing major cities and regional areas (Youth Survey Report 2020)

Youth Mental Health Comparing major cities and regional areas

This sub-report compares the Youth Survey responses of young people living in major cities against those living in non-metropolitan areas. In 2020, over 15,000 young people resided in major cities, while nearly 9,000 young people were living in regional Australia.

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.

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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander summary (Youth Survey Report 2019)

Youth Survey Report ATSI

This summary report outlines the findings from the more than 1,500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people who took part in the 2019 Youth Survey. It outlines findings around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people’s experiences of bullying, their top personal concerns and voice in their community.

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.

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.

Comparing major cities and regional areas (Youth Survey Report 2019)

Youth Mental Health Comparing major cities and regional areas

This sub-report compares the Youth Survey responses of young people living in major cities against those living in non-metropolitan areas. In 2019, over 15,000 young people resided in major cities, while nearly 9,000 young people were living in regional Australia.

Infographic: Can we talk? Seven year youth mental health report - 2012-2018

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The Can we talk? Seven year youth mental health report - 2012-2018 is a Mission Australia and Black Dog Institute joint report. The infographic summarises important insights about the prevalence of psychological distress experienced by young people, where they go to for help and their main concerns.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander summary (Youth Survey Report 2020)

Youth Survey Report ATSI

This summary report outlines the findings from the more than 1,500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people who took part in the 2020 Youth Survey. It outlines findings around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people’s experiences of bullying, their top personal concerns and voice in their community.

Gender Gaps – Findings from the Youth Survey 2018

Gender gap findings from Youth Survey 2018

The new report pinpoints stark differences between female and male responses to the Youth Survey 2018, highlighting that more females than males were concerned about almost every topic in the survey.

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.

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.

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.

Psychological Distress in Young People in Australia Fifth Biennial Youth Mental Health Report: 2012-2020

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This is the fifth national report on young people’s mental health produced by Mission Australia and the Black Dog Institute. The report reveals important insights about prevalence of psychological distress in 15-19 year olds over time (2012 to 2020). Then, focusing on 2020 data, we look at the characteristics of young people living with psychological distress, explore impact of psychological distress on experiences in daily life, and identify barriers that might prevent them from seeking help when they need it.

Working through it: Infographic

Working through it infographic

This report considers the similarities and differences between two groups of young people who took part in the Mission Australia Youth Survey 2018: those who reported that neither parent or guardian was currently in paid employment, compared with those who identified that at least one parent or guardian had paid employment, whether part- or full-time. This infographic details highlights from the findings.

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