Young Adult Drug and Alcohol, and Mental Health Attitudes Survey
The Mental Health Commission in partnership with Edith Cowan University today launched a Young Adult Drug and Alcohol, and Mental Health Attitudes survey.
The survey aims to collect accurate information on the prevalence of use of alcohol and other drugs, particularly among 18 to 35 year old Western Australians.
For the first time, the 2017 survey includes questions measuring depression and anxiety-related stigma to assist with strategies to address mental health issues.
All 18 to 35 year olds are encouraged to participate, so that services and initiatives can be tailored to meet the needs of this critical age group.
A minority of young people engage in drug use but it has been established mental health issues increase the likelihood of drug use which in turn exacerbates the symptoms of mental health issues. Find out more about the survey here.
The survey is being promoted through Western Australian university, TAFE and college networks, as well as the general community.