Racism during COVID-19: Survey for young Victorians from refugee and migrant backgrounds

CMY is conducting a survey in the hopes of finding out more about young people’s experiences of COVID-19, racism, and mental health and wellbeing, to inform future service delivery and advocacy work.

We know the immediate and long term implications of the policy response to contain the pandemic are likely to be considerable, especially for young people. A key challenge that young people are bringing particular attention to is racism, which has been on the rise since the pandemic started.

To address the gaps and ensure future responses meet the needs of all young people, we need young people to be telling decision-makers what is going on for them and what needs to be done.

While there have been a number of opinion polls and surveys about young people’s experiences and responses to COVID-19, to our knowledge none of these have asked young people from refugee and migrant communities how they are experiencing or responding to issues related to COVID-19, and in particular racism.  

The survey is open until 26 June and CMY will use the survey responses to better understand, address & advocate for improvements to supports and opportunities for all young Victorians.

If you’re aged 16-25 and live, work or play in Victoria, and want to influence how young people are engaged in and supported by responses to COVID-19, we invite you to share your experiences via this 20 minute survey: surveymonkey.com/r/COVIDRACISM