1 September 2021
Mission Australia has released our Young Voices of the Pandemic: Youth Survey COVID Report 2020. This report draws on data from Mission Australia’s 19th annual Youth Survey of young people aged 15 to 19 years to provide unique insights from responses to the open-text 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?”
One of the top three concerns was COVID-19, with many writing about the impacts on their education, being and feeling isolated and mental health. Amplifying young people’s own words, this report provides insights into how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected them and what can be done to help. The report also provides a range of recommendations put forward by young respondents.