You are invited to take part in a survey for a Flinders University research project exploring public spaces, social inclusion and health and wellbeing for young people including those from refugee backgrounds.
The project aims to examine the way young people (from refugee and non-refugee backgrounds) use public spaces (ie. parks, shopping centres, sporting grounds and so on) and how this might have an impact on health and wellbeing.  We are hoping to understand how public spaces might be made more welcoming for young people. Sharing your experiences will help to show how important public spaces are to the sense of belonging and the health and wellbeing of young people.  

You are being asked to participate if you are a young person (aged 16-24) from a refugee or non-refugee background living in South Australia. You are invited to complete an online survey about your experiences in public spaces, your sense of inclusion, and your health and wellbeing. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.  This is voluntary and you do not have to answer the questions, or even start the survey or submit it if you finish it.

As a thank you for your time taken to participate in this study you will receive an electronic $15 shopping voucher (via email) once you have completed the survey.

We do not need to record your name. We will make sure that no information that could identify you is included in the results or any reports that we write. You may be asked at the end of the survey if you are interested in being contacted by the researchers to take part in an interview. If this is the case, you will be asked to provide your name and contact details. This is voluntary and although the researchers will know your identity, your name will be kept confidential. Once again, we will make sure that no information that could identify you is included in any material that is produced by the research project.

If you feel upset or concerned by questions in the survey please let us know or contact the Lifeline 131114 or Beyond Blue 1300 224 636 support lines or if you are from a refugee background you can call the Refugee Health Service (08) 8237 3900.  If you need an interpreter to call these services, you can call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 13 14 50.

 If you have any questions about the project please contact Dr Moira Walsh ( or 0484 308 061). You can also discuss with someone whether or not to be involved before getting in touch with us if you want – for example a family member or friend. If you would like to see the findings of the study, you can contact Moira and they can take your contact details and send them to you when they are ready.

We are seeking 100 young people of a refugee background and a further 100 other young people.

If you would like to complete the survey, please click on "Yes" below.

Project investigators: A/Prof Anna Ziersch (, 7221 8484), Dr Clemence Due (, 8313 6096), Prof Sandy Gifford ( and Dr Iris Levin (

This research project has been approved by the Flinders University Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee (Project number 8289).  For more information regarding ethical approval of the project the Executive Officer of the Committee can be contacted by telephone on 8201 3116, by fax on 8201 2035 or by email

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* I have read the above information and agree to complete the survey. I am a young person aged 18 to 24 living in South Australia

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