Border teenagers have been urged to have their say on what's important to them before a nationwide study closes on Friday, August 16.
The charity hopes to provide a broader overview of issues significant to the mental and physical health and wellbeing of young people and will use the results, to be released in late November, for future advocacy on their behalf around policy changes and programs.
Youth Survey 2019 also has some new focus questions related to bullying, disability and whether young people feel they have enough of a say about the issues that affect them.
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Mission Australia NSW state director Nada Nasser said many schools, community youth groups, sporting teams, community service organisations and church groups took part in the study every year.
"The youth survey is an annual temperature check to find out what young people across the country are thinking, feeling and experiencing," she said.
"The more young people who have their say, the more inclusive, insightful and representative of the youth community the results will be."
Last year the top three issues identified by young people from NSW were mental health (45.3 per cent), alcohol and drugs (26.1 per cent) and equity and discrimination (22.2 per cent).
The mental health result rose from 38 per cent the previous year and had doubled since 2016.
To take part in the survey, visit missionaustralia.com.au/youthsurvey.