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- Australian teenagers are concerned about the cost of living, a national survey by Mission Australia has revealed.
- The survey found that teenagers consider financial matters and the economy one of the top three issues in Australia.
- Australian teenagers also want access to better mental healthcare.
“Thinking back to pre-COVID days when I started making my plan to move up … I think at that point in time a lot more people were confident in their lifestyles and their ability to support themselves,” he said.
For the Mission Australia survey, teenagers across Australia aged between 15 to 19 years weighed in on their biggest issues.
In total, 15 per cent of the more than 19,500 respondents were concerned about financial security.
Teens are worried about financial security
“[The cost of living crisis], is a very multifaceted problem and often acts as a catalyst between already existing challenges – fusing them into one large crisis,” he said.
Concerns about coping with stress
Many who struggled with mental health challenges said they wished they had someone to talk to who understood them.