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Mission Australia Urges Young People to Speak up in Youth Survey 2019

Mission Australia is urging 15-19-year-old young people in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, the Hunter and Port Stephens to speak up on personal concerns and broader issues that are important to them by participating in Youth Survey 2019 before it closes on 9 August 2019.

Celebrating the annual survey’s 18th birthday this year, the charity is seeking a record number of young people to come to the party and have a say in Youth Survey 2019. Mission Australia hopes that with more participation this year, the charity will be able to provide a broader overview of the issues that are important to the health, mental health and wellbeing of young people across the country. The survey results will be used to advocate on behalf of young people.

This year’s Youth Survey also includes some new focus questions to better understand young people’s thoughts around bullying, disability and whether young people feel they have enough of a say about the issues that affect them.

Mission Australia Regional Leader Craig Westall encourages young people in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, the Hunter and Port Stephens to undertake Australia’s largest annual nationwide poll of young people.

“Understanding the views of our young people is invaluable. The Youth Survey is an annual temperature check to find out what’s happening in young people’s lives, giving organisations like Mission Australia current evidence so that we can advocate on behalf of young people for the policy changes and programs that they need, and that are proven to work.”

Mission Australia’s Youth Survey 2019 is open to all young people aged 15-19 years-old who are living in Australia. To take part in the survey, visit www.missionaustralia.com.au/youthsurvey. The survey closes on 9th August 2019, with results to be released in late November.

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