Youth urged to have their say

YOUNG people are being asked to share their aspirations, concerns and views.

To celebrate the 18th birthday of Mission Australia’s annual Youth Survey, the charity is encouraging people aged 15-19 to come to the party and have a say in Youth Survey 2019.
Mission Australia State Director Nada Nasser said they’re encouraging even more young people across NSW to share their voice either online, at school or through a local community group.
“We’re hoping to see more high schools, sporting teams, community youth groups, church groups and community service organisations urge young people to get involved this year. We truly value the voices of young people, and they must be heard,” she said.
“The more young people we have participate, the more comprehensive and inclusive the results will be. Thanks to the Youth Survey, many organisations like Mission Australia, have current evidence on what young people are thinking and experiencing, which helps us to advocate with them and for them for the services and policy changes that they need.”
In 2018, the top three issues identified by young people from NSW were mental health (45.3 per cent), alcohol and drugs (26.1 per cent)) and equity and discrimination (22.2 per cent)).
Visit to have your say before July 31.