Research

Australia's key statistics

Driven by making a difference in Australia's key statistics around mental health and wellbeing.

30 %
Of mental health conditions start before the age of 15.

WORLD HEALTH SURVEY

1
Suicide continues to be the biggest killer of young Australians.

National Statistics

68 %
Of mental health conditions start before the age of 25.

World Health Survey

1 in 20
Of Australians aged 16-85 will experience a mental illness in any year.

National Statistics

20
Wellbeing is the biggest focus for schools in 2021.

Education Survey

$ 10 0
Saved for every $1 invested into childhood mental health.

Mental health Australia Review

YEAR

2020

TOPIC

Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing over time

TYPE

National Survey

REFERENCE

https://headspace.org.au/assets/Uploads/Insights-youth-mental-health-and-wellbeing-over-time-headspace-National-Youth-Mental-Health-Survey-2020.pdf

YEAR

2020

TOPIC

Youth

TYPE

National Youth Survey

REFERENCE

https://www.missionaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/research-impact-policy-advocacy/youth-survey

YEAR

2020

TOPIC

Causes of Death, Australia 2019

TYPE

National Statistics

REFERENCE

https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/health/causes-death/causes-death-australia/latest-release

YEAR

2020

TOPIC

Education Improvement

TYPE

Research Study

REFERENCE

Rosvall, P.Å. (2020). Perspectives of students with mental health problems on improving the school environment and practice, Education Inquiry, 11:3, 159-174. DOI: 10.1080/20004508.2019.1687394

YEAR

2019

TOPIC

Adolescent Wellbeing

TYPE

Research Study

REFERENCE

Gazal, B., Duncan, S., Jarden, A., & Hinckson, E. (2019). A prototype analysis of New Zealand adolescents’ conceptualizations of wellbeing. International Journal of Wellbeing, 9(4), 1-25. DOI:10.5502/ijw.v9i4.975

YEAR

2019

TOPIC

Youth Wellbeing

TYPE

Framework

REFERENCE

Ng, A., and Vella-Brodrick, D. (2019). Towards a cross-disciplinary framework for promoting youth wellbeing. International Journal of Wellbeing, 9(4), 26-42. doi:10.5502/ijw.v9i4.999

YEAR

2018

TOPIC

Household use of information technology

TYPE

National Survey

REFERENCE

https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/industry/technology-and-innovation/household-use-information-technology/latest-release#data-download

YEAR

2017

TOPIC

Positive Education

TYPE

Framework

REFERENCE

Hoare, E., Bott, D., & Robinson, J. (2017). Learn it, Live it, Teach it, Embed it: Implementing a whole school approach to foster positive mental health and wellbeing through Positive Education. International Journal of Wellbeing, 7(3), 56-71. doi:10.5502/ijw.v7i3.645

YEAR

2015

TOPIC

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Positive Psychology

TYPE

Framework

REFERENCE

Hayes, L.L., and Ciarrochi, J. (2015). The thriving adolescent : using acceptance and commitment therapy and positive psychology to help teens manage emotions, achieve goals, and build connection. Oakland, Ca: Context Press, An Imprint Of New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

YEAR

2013

TOPIC

Mindfulness, Acceptance and Positive Psychology

TYPE

Framework

REFERENCE

Kashdan, T.B., and Ciarrochi, J. (2013). Mindfulness, acceptance and positive psychology: the seven foundations of well-being.

YEAR

2013

TOPIC

Positive Education

TYPE

Framework

REFERENCE

Norrish, J.M., Williams, P., O’Connor, M., & Robinson, J. (2013). An applied framework for positive education. International Journal of Wellbeing, 3(2), 147-161. doi:10.5502/ijw.v3i2.2

YEAR

2013

TOPIC

Physical Activity and Wellbeing

TYPE

Research Review

REFERENCE

Hyde, A. L., Maher, J. P., & Elavsky, S. (2013). Enhancing our understanding of physical activity and wellbeing with a lifespan perspective. International Journal of Wellbeing, 3(1), 98-115. doi:10.5502/ijw.v3i1.6

YEAR

2009

TOPIC

Mental Health and Wellbeing

TYPE

National Survey

REFERENCE

Slade, T., Johnston, A., Teesson, M., Whiteford, H., Burgess, P., Pirkis, J et al. (2009) The Mental Health of Australians 2: Report on the 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing. Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing.

YEAR

2005

TOPIC

Youth Mental Health

TYPE

Randomized controlled trial

REFERENCE

Kessler, RD et al. (2005). Lifetime prevalence and age-of-onset distributions of DSM-IV disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. Archives of General Psychiatry, 62: p. 593-602.