Hume Resilience Youth Surveys


In 2023, we're working in partnership with Resilient Youth Australia and schools to deliver their Resilience Youth Surveys to all primary and secondary schools in Hume. 

School Engagement and Support:

Hume Youth Services is offering all primary and secondary schools the opportunity to find out more about the Resilient Youth Survey via a conversation with our Youth Services team.

We can arrange a time to meet with school leadership and wellbeing teams.

Reach out to Rebecca Ferris, Team Leader, Mental Health Wellbeing and Leadership:

In the meantime, you are invited to watch the recording of Resilient Youth Australia's recent presentation to Hume's schools. The presentation explains how the Resilient Youth Survey measures student wellbeing and how schools can use the data to support planning and programming.

Resilient Youth Australia presentation March 28 2023:

If you have any questions, please contact Hume Youth Services via or 9205 2556.

What is Resilience?

Resilience is the ability to draw upon the strengths within yourself and from around you to flexibly respond to life while remaining true to yourself and creating positive relationships with others.

What is the Resilience Youth Survey?

The Resilience Survey is an online survey which collects, analyses and reports the resilience of young people at a different ages in terms of their strengths, life satisfaction, hopefulness, anxiety and depression, coping style, and risk and protective behaviours.

Specifically, the survey measures the resilience and wellbeing of your young people across 9 key domains: Understanding Self, Social Skills, Positive Relationships, Safety, Healthy Body and Healthy Mind, Learning, Positive Attitude, Positive Values, Positive Identity.

What are the benefits of doing the survey?

Given the challenges of COVID over the past couple of years, it is important to understand how young people are faring in terms of the health, wellbeing and resilience.

In particular, the survey benefits:

  • School Principals and School Leaders
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Wellbeing Staff
  • Students

Benefits include:

  • Evidence-based strategic planning – schools have access to detailed, user-friendly survey reports and school leaders can put efficient and effective data-based strategies in place to enhance their student education outcomes and school community wellbeing.
  • Detailed year – level information- schools can understand each year-level and can compare year-levels (cross-sectional) and past year cohorts (longitudinal comparisons) within the parameters of education outcomes and student resilience.
  • Build a Positive Learners Mindset – the survey data is invaluable for class teachers, enabling them to analyse and understand the key factors for student success, the resilience characteristics of their classes and enabling them better to engage their students as positive learners for improved wellbeing and academic results.
  • Student Voice – the survey is confidential and anonymous. In this way, the survey elicits honest answers from students, empowering them to share responsibility for developing and enhancing their own resilience, mental health and wellbeing.