Resilience and the Youth resilience survey
Resilience is the ability to draw upon the strengths within yourself and around you to flexibly respond to life while remaining true to yourself and creating positive relationships with others.
At Merri-bek Youth we are currently using Resilient Youth Australia's Youth resilience survey to track and monitor resilience outcomes in Merri-bek’s young people. This project commenced in 2018 and will continue for a 3 year period ending in 2021.
The Youth resilience survey is an online tool which places young people at the centre of their own learning and collects, collates and analyses self-reported characteristics of young people in terms of their:
- incidence of anxiety and depression
- risk and protective behaviours
You'll find more information on Resilient Youth Australia's Youth resilience survey on their website.
Who can be involved in Merri-bek's Youth resilience survey?
Moreland Youth's resilience survey project is open to all primary and secondary schools in Merri-bek, youth specific agencies and young people aged 10 to 18.
- What kind of questions are in the resilience survey?
The resilience survey asks young people 99 questions about their lives in and out of school. The survey asks young people about their thoughts and feelings related to school, family, friendships, community and themselves.
Some example questions are:
- Do you feel safe at school?
- Do you have 2 or more groups of friends?
- Do you have an adult in your life who listens?
- How many times have you been bullied in the last 12 months?
- Are individuals identified in the report?
No. All survey responses are anonymous and students non-identified. The resilience survey is a cohort-based analysis only. All those that complete the survey use the same login details, ensuring confidentiality to encourage honest and open responses.
- Are the Resilience Survey Reports confidential?
Yes. The resilience survey results from any one group are strictly available only to that group. Merri-bek Youth and Council will not have access to your group's data but they will recieve a summary of data from the Merri-bek area.
- Does everyone in the group need to do the survey?
We strongly advise that as many young people from the group as possible complete the survey. This will provide a more meaningful dataset.
- Does the survey take long to complete?
The resilience survey takes place online, and takes about 40 minutes total to complete. Older students in secondary school have reported doing the survey in 20 to 30 minutes.
- How do I organise for a group to take the survey?
If you would like to organise for a group to take the survey, whether than is a group of friends, a youth agency, or your school, the best way to get this started is to contact our Youth Projects Coordinator Damien Woodcock at email@example.com. You can also talk to us by calling 9389 8647.
- What happens after the survey?
Within 3 to 4 weeks you will receive a comprehensive 70 page report for each year level and an Executive Summary Report, presenting all year levels cross-sectionally. In addition to the resilience survey, you will be provided with opportunity to attend a data insights workshop to fully understand your group's results.
- Summarised survey results from across Merri-bek (2018 to 2020)
- Moreland Primary Info Graphic (PDF 229Kb)
- Moreland Secondary Info Graphic (PDF 220Kb)
- Moreland Primary Snapshot (PDF 1Mb)
- Moreland Secondary Snapshot (PDF 1Mb)
- Moreland Primary Cross - sectional (PDF 2Mb)
- Moreland Secondary Cross - sectional (PDF 1Mb)
- Grade 3 - 6 executive summary report (PDF 687Kb)
- Grade 3 - Year 12 executive summary report (PDF 765Kb)
- Year 7 - 12 executive summary report (PDF 714Kb)