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AnchorAnnual Report 2016   Financial Report 2016

In September we had our Annual General Meeting, it was a time to review financial year, the successes, growth and challenges. It was also time to lay out a plan for the year ahead. It will be a big year ahead for Youth Insearch as we plan to increase our ability to reach more young people.

To support this we are implementing a system where services and young people can engage with our program and register online. This system will enable us to better manage information on the participants enabling us to better manage their journey. It will also enable us to be responsive to risks that may arise for our young people...

In 2016; 1,103 people participated in Youth Insearch Program below is a summary of the traumas, behaviour and outcomes for our Young People:

Participant Trauma

  • 1 in 2 were being bullied
  • 1 in 3 were dealing with family breakup
  • 1 in 2 were victims of physical violence
  • 2 in 3 had suffered emotional trauma
  • 1 in 3 were victims of sexual abuse

Participant Behaviour

  • 70% were abusing alcohol, and 50% were abusing drugs
  • 45% were violent towards others
  • 81% had thought about or attempted suicide
  • 51% had committed crimes

Participant Outcomes

  • 61% had overcome their substance abuse
  • 67% had stopped being violent
  • 70% no longer felt suicidal
  • 61% stopped committing crimes.

We held 19 Weekend Workshops across Australia, the following is a breakdown of where they were held:

  • 5 workshops were held at Rawson Village, Victoria
  • 4 workshops were held at Lake Keepit, NSW
  • 3 workshops were held at Toukley, NSW
  • 4 workshops were held at Duckadang, Queensland
  • 3 workshops were held at Bundaberg, Queensland


A large part of our work is conducting Support Groups to support the young people after the weekend programs. We coordinated 1,506 support groups across Australia this year. The following is a breakdown of the support groups held this year:

5 Support Group locations held 260 weekly support groups in Victoria

  • Bairnsdale
  • Sale
  • Morwell
  • Maffra
  • Melbourne

11 Support Group locations held 572 weekly support groups in New South Wales

  • Armidale
  • Castle Hill
  • Coonabarabran
  • Coonamble
  • Gunnedah
  • Manilla
  • Moree
  • Port Macquarie
  • Quirindi
  • Tamworth
  • Uralla

14 Support Group locations held 728 weekly support groups in Queensland

  • Gympie
  • Bundaberg
  • Maryborough
  • Miles
  • Hervey Bay
  • Kingaroy
  • Chinchilla
  • Beenleigh
  • Brisbane
  • Toowoomba
  • Noosa
  • Dalby
  • Gold Coast
  • Roma.