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Young Australians Growing More Concerned With Mental Health

Created  28th November 2018

The number of young people that believe mental health is the top issue facing Australia today has almost tripled in three years, according to Mission Australia’s latest national youth survey.

Almost 30,000 Australians aged between 15 and 19 were surveyed for the annual report, released on Wednesday, which found mental health was a dominant concern for young people. 

More than four in ten (43 per cent) young people said mental health was the number one issue facing Australia today, up from 33 per cent in 2017, and almost triple the results in 2015 (15 per cent).

Coping with stress (43 per cent), school or study problems (34 per cent) and mental health (31 per cent) were identified as the top three areas of personal concern.

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Luke Michael, 2018, Probono Australia (

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