Climate concerns and young people's mental health
This report reveals the alarming impact of climate concerns on the mental health of young people in Australia with data analysed from Mission Australia’s 2022 Youth Survey – an annual Australia-wide survey of 19,000 young people aged 15-19.
The report, prepared by Orygen in partnership with Mission Australia, focuses on the impact of climate concerns on young people’s mental health as they face ongoing exposure to increasingly severe climate events. The report details how young people feel and how this is impacting their mental health.
The report also identifies four recommendations that highlight the urgent need to make concerted and continued efforts to support this generation and reduce the negative impacts stemming from climate concerns.