Mission Australia Youth Survey 2018

Nic McBride

The number of young people in Tasmania reporting concerns around mental health has risen by 7.5% in one year according to Mission Australia’s Youth Survey 2018 released today.

Approximately four in 10 (40.6%) of Tasmanian young people identified mental health as the top issue facing Australia today – up from 33.1% in 2017 and more than doubling since 2016. The top three issues of national concern identified by young people from Tasmania were mental health, equity and discrimination, and alcohol and drugs (40.6%, 26.4% and 21.4% respectively).

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