Mission Australia

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Research report

18 Jun 2014

One in five young Australians are likely to be experiencing mental illness, and less than 40% are comfortable seeking professional help, according to a new report released by Mission Australia in partnership with the Black Dog Institute.

The Youth Mental Health Report also found...

Research report

20 Feb 2013

A Mission Australia study has found that homeless men experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at levels more than four times the Australian mainstream male population and even higher than returned servicemen.

The How homeless men are faring: Baseline report from Michael’s Intensive Supported Housing...

Research report

5 Dec 2012

Young Australians overwhelmingly believe the biggest issue facing the nation is the economy, with many feeling they need to find work to help pay for household bills according to Mission Australia’s national Youth Survey, the country’s biggest annual poll of young people. The environment –...

Research report

18 Nov 2010

Mission Australia's ninth consecutive annual youth survey report is the largest of its kind in Australia and in 2010 received over 50,000 responses from young people across the country.

The survey asks young Australians aged 11 to 24 about what they value, their...

Briefing paper

30 Aug 2010

Combining homeless and accommodation services, assertive case management and eleven specialist allied health and support services, The Michael Project is described as a nationally significant service innovation.

On Census night 2006, almost 105,000 people were homeless in Australia, an increase of almost 5 per...

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Research report

6 Dec 2016

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...

Research report

16 Feb 2016

Executive summary

According to the 2011 Census, some 44,000 children and young people in Australia are homeless. The reality is worse; many others are ‘hidden homeless’ who are not counted in the official statistics.

There is a growing body of evidence being...

Research report

30 Nov 2015

More than half of young people believe there are barriers which will prevent them reaching their goals when they leave school, according to this report.

Research report

21 Oct 2015

Shows an increase in the prevalence of probable mental illness among young females.

Introduction Adolescence can be an exciting time of life, but it is also the peak age of onset for many mental health disorders.This adds further complexity to an already challenging...

Research report

24 Aug 2015

Young people living in low socio-economic status areas are more likely to be concerned with getting a job, bullying and other emotional abuse than young people from higher SES areas.

Executive summary Inequality and disadvantage remain entrenched in areas of our society with...

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