Children and particularly young are influenced by many different factors including media, family and peers. Issues that concern students can include equity, environment and mental health. Many different organisations have provided research on what young people value and what impacts them.  A snapshot of this data is available below. 


Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016). Estimates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2021). Mental Health Services in Australia

NCEC (2021). Internal data

Australian Government Department of Health (2019). Youth Taskforce Interim Report, p. 12, 32 & 44.  

Mission Australia (2020). Youth Survey report 2020, p. 3-4, 6, 15 & 18. 

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2020). Deaths by Suicide among young people.