6.3% of Australians aged 16 to 24 have experienced an affective disorder in the last 12 months.i* This is equivalent to 180,000 young people today.

(Beyond Blue, 2015)

Nearly 50% of mental health problems begin before the age of 14

(KidsMatter, 2015)

68% of school leaders considered managing staff and student wellbeing as ‘very challenging’.

(The Educator, 2020)

One in four young Australians currently has a mental health condition (26.4% of Australians aged 16 to 24 currently have experienced a mental health disorder in the last 12 months. This is equivalent to 750,000 young people today.)

(Beyond Blue, 2015)

One in five young people live with parents with mental health problems

(AIHW, 2011)

Certain risk factors present before 6 months of age can predict increasing levels of depressive and anxiety symptoms in the first 5 years of a child’s life.

(Kidsmatter, 2015)

Nearly four in ten (38%) young people are victims of alcohol- and drug-related violence.

(AIHW, 2011)

In the 2019 PISA report, 68% of Australian students showed that they held a growth mindset, answering disagree or strongly disagree with the statement “your intelligence is something about you that you can’t change very much.”

(PISA, 2019)

Suicide is the biggest killer of young Australians and accounts for the deaths of more young people than car accidents. (324 Australians (10.5 per 100,000) aged 15-24 dying by suicide in 2012. This compares to 198 (6.4 per 100,000) who died in car accidents (the second highest killer.)

(Beyond Blue, 2015)

Compared to the average student across the OECD countries, Australian students reported being bullied more frequently, felt more afraid of failing, and were more likely to have skipped school and feel lonely at school.

(PISA, 2018)