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Mission Australia Youth Survey Report 2021 Overview

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In 2021, Mission Australia conducted its 20th annual Youth Survey. This overview provides a summary of the key findings from this year’s survey, including their concerns about COVID-19, the environment, equity and discrimination and mental health.

Mission Australia Youth Survey Report 2021

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Each year, young people aged 15 to 19, from across Australia share their values, aspirations and concerns in Australia’s largest annual Youth Survey. This year, 20,207 young people identified concerns relating to COVID-19, the environment, equity and discrimination and mental health.

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.

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

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This summary booklet contains the key findings, policy and practice recommendations, and messages to the community from the Psychological Distress in Young People in Australia Fifth Biennial Youth Mental Health Report: 2012-2020.

Young Voices of the Pandemic: Mission Australia’s Youth Survey 2020 Sub-Report

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Mission Australia’s Young Voices of the Pandemic reports on the free-text responses provided by young people in the 2020 Youth Survey in answer to the question ‘In the past year, what is the biggest issue that you have been dealing with? What do you think needs to be done about it?’. This report seeks to amplify young people’s voices using their own words to provide a glimpse of how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on young people’s experiences of education, isolation and mental health.

Infographic: Young Voices of the Pandemic: Mission Australia’s Youth Survey 2020 Sub-Report

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This infographic details the key findings and recommendations from Mission Australia’s Young Voices of the Pandemic report. Direct quotes provided by young people highlight how living through the early stages of the pandemic in Australia affected their experiences of education, isolation and mental health wellbeing.

Economic Disadvantage: Mission Australia’s Youth Survey 2020 Sub-Report

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Mission Australia’s Economic Disadvantage report uses data from the 2020 Youth Survey and compares the responses of young people without parent/s or guardian/s in paid work with those who reported at least one parent or guardian in paid work. The findings demonstrate the need for a whole-of-society response to improve the outcomes for young people.

Infographic: Economic Disadvantage: Mission Australia’s Youth Survey 2020 Sub-Report

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This infographic details the key findings and recommendations from Mission Australia’s Economic Disadvantage report. The experiences of economically disadvantaged young people are highlighted by comparing the responses of young people without parent/s or guardian/s in paid work with those who reported at least one parent or guardian in paid work.

Infographic Narrative: Economic Disadvantage: Mission Australia’s Youth Survey 2020 Sub-Report

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This infographic details the key findings and recommendations from Mission Australia’s Economic Disadvantage report. The report compares the responses of young people without parent/s or guardian/s in paid work with those who reported at least one parent or guardian in paid work, and finds a whole-of-society response is needed to improve outcomes for young people.

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

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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.

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

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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.

Mission Australia Youth Survey Infographic 2020

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Mission Australia conducted its 19th annual survey of young people aged 15-19 years in 2020. The infographic summarises the key findings from this year’s Youth Survey, including their top concerns, experiences of bullying and barriers to achieving post-school goals.

Mission Australia Youth Survey Report 2020

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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 25,000 young people participated in 2020. This year, young people reported concerns relating to mental health, the environment, bullying and voice.

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.

Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander youth report infographic

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

Youth survey homelessness infographic

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Mission Australia’s Young people’s experiences of homelessness report released July 2020 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.

Youth homelessness report

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Mission Australia’s Young people’s experiences of homelessness report released July 2020 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 willing and able: Youth Survey Disability Infographic 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.

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.

Mission Australia Youth Survey Report 2019

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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 25,000 young people participated in 2019. This year, young people reported concerns relating to mental health, the environment, bullying and voice.

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