Please just say you're proud of me report

Students share the messages of support they'd like to hear from their parents, carers or a support person as they navigate their final years of secondary school.

To have and to have not report


This recent report examines how well Australian children are across five key areas of wellbeing.

Aracy report card 2018

ARACY Report Card


Every five years, the report card from Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) offers insight into the wellbeing of young Australians. The report card presents data on Australia’s performance against a range of health and wellbeing indicators for young people (0–24) and compares the data with other OECD countries.

Australian Principal Survey 2018

Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey


This annual survey of school principals is supported by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, and is published by Australian Catholic University. In 2018, 5934 participants took part, representing approximately 50 per cent of all principals in Australia.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report 2018

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report


The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescent and youth health and wellbeing report provides data on the health and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 10–24.

Mission Australia Youth Survey Report 2018

Mission Australia Youth Survey


This is an annual survey of young people (aged 15–19) across Australia, conducted by Mission Australia, a national Christian charity. In 2018, 28,000 young people were asked about their values and issues of concern including drug and alcohol issues, and use of the internet.

Australian Institute of Family Studies Study 2017

Australian Institute of Family Studies Longitudinal Study


Growing up in Australia is a longitudinal study of 10,000 Australian children and their families conducted in partnership with the Australian Government Department of Social Services, the Australian Institute of Family Studies and the Australian Bureau of Statistics. In 2017, one in five 14–15 year olds reported being the victim of bullying in the last month.

Office of eSafety Commissioner Report, youth participation survey 2017

Office of eSafety Commissioner Youth Participation Survey


A survey was conducted of a nationally representative sample of 3017 children and youth (8–17 years). It resulted in two 2018 state of play reports: Youth and online gaming and Youth, kids and digital dangers. The findings reveal how young people manage their social media, and experience contact with strangers online and bullying in games.

Telethon Kids young minds matter survey 2017

Telethon Kids Institute Young Minds Matter Survey


A sample of 6,310 families with children and adolescents (4–17 years) participated in the 2013–14 survey which included analysis of NAPLAN results. The survey was conducted with Roy Morgan research and funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and the Department of Education and Training. The findings highlighted the impact mental disorders can have on students’ attendance, connectedness, engagement and performance at school.