Welcome to the Growing Up in Queensland project. This is the survey for people aged 13 – 18yrs.

We want to know what it is like for you growing up in Queensland. This is a way for you to tell government, business and community leaders what you, and people your age, need to have good lives and achieve your hopes and dreams.

This is your chance to speak up about the things that matter to you.

Why should you do the survey?

Young people tell us there are lots of people making decisions which affect you and your life but often you aren’t asked what you think. This is your chance to have your say and have your voice heard.

Your experiences and opinions could change the way government and other organisations make decisions that affect the lives of people your age. The information you give us will be used to develop a strategy for the wellbeing of Queensland children and young people.

YOU can make a difference for yourself and other children and young people now and in the future.

Doing the survey

This survey asks you about:
  • The community you live in
  • Your friends and family
  • Your dreams for the future
  • The issues you are passionate about
It should take about 20-30 minutes. If you don’t want to answer a question you can go onto the next one.

There are no wrong answers. It is your thoughts, experiences and opinions which count.

We will never publish anything which might identify you personally.

Why should I register and give you my email address?
When you have submitted your survey responses, you can return to eHub and register your email address, if you haven’t already.

If you register:
  • You’ll be the first to know about new ways to participate in the Growing up in Queensland project.
  • We’ll give you a heads up if we are going to be in your town and invite you to share some more ideas.
  • If you want to be in the draw for one of the gift cards we are giving away, we need to be able to let you know if you have won!
  • We can let you know what we found out at the end.

Who is running the survey?

The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) is doing this research. To find out more about what we do visit www.qfcc.qld.gov.au.

What will your survey information be used for?

Your answers will be put together with many others. The information will be used in reports, articles, and presentations or for further research. The QFCC will provide the results to government, business and community leaders to let them know what Queensland children and young people want and need.

The information you give us will be used to develop a strategy for the wellbeing of young Queenslanders. Your experiences and opinions matter to us. We are interested to know what you think. By taking part in this survey you will also help make a difference to other children and young people now and in the future.

Your survey
This survey is being conducted using Survey Monkey which is based in the USA. Information you provided on this survey will be transferred to Survey Monkey's server in the USA. By completing this survey you agree to this transfer.

What if you want to talk to someone after you do the survey?

If you would like to speak to someone about this survey you can talk to your parents or the people who look after you, a teacher or your school guidance counsellor. If you want someone else to talk to, there is free, confidential support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

Kids Helpline – 1800 551 800    
www.yourtown.com.au for email & web chat

Youth Beyondblue – 1300 224 636

Headspace – 1800 650 890
www.eheadspace.org.au for online support

Reachout - www.reachout.com

The QFCC can also connect you with a health professional. Please contact growingupQLD@qfcc.qld.gov.au or 3900 6000 if you would like this level of support.

If you have a question

Please contact the Queensland Family and Child Commission by emailing qrowingupQLD@qfcc.qld.gov.au

Or a complaint

If you aren’t happy about the way the survey was carried out, please talk to one of the staff involved in the project by emailing growingupQLD@qfcc.qld.gov.au.

Alternatively you can contact the Queensland Ombudsman – visit www.ombudsman.qld.gov.au/how-to-complain

This project has also been reviewed and approved by the Townsville Hospital and Health Service Human Research Ethics Committee. You can also contact the Chairperson on (07) 4433 1440 or email TSV-Ethics-Committee@health.qld.gov.au.