Have your say in youth survey
YOUNG people across the country can have their say on the most concerning issues they face as part of Mission Australia’s 16th annual Youth Survey.
The survey, which is open to teenagers aged 15 to 19 years old, asks participants about the issues that matter most to them.
Last year in WA, more than a third of young people taking part in the survey listed drugs and alcohol as the most important issue in Australia today – almost 10 per cent higher than the national average.
Mission Australia regional leader WA Shaun Mays said concern about meth-amphetamine use, in particular among young people, was also increasing.
“We work with around 100 young people at any one time through our Drug and Alcohol Youth Service detox program, with one in four currently identifying ice or amphetamines as their primary drug of concern,” he said.
“In 2010, that figure was just one in 10.”
Mr Mays said the survey was important because it provided a snapshot of youth issues that helped inform Mission Australia’s work, as well as government decision-making.
Go to www.missionaustralia. com/youthsurvey to take part.
The survey closes on July 31.