09 Dec, 2015 Last updated: 23 Nov, 2017

The Bright Futures report raises questions about how Victoria can educate and prepare young people to be resilient and adaptable in a world characterised by decreasing job security, the fluidity of globalisation and technology, increasingly diverse societies and over-exposure to the internet.

Summary: Bright Futures: Megatrends impacting the mental wellbeing of young Victorians over the coming 20 years (PDF, 318 KB)

Full Report: Bright Futures: Megatrends impacting the mental wellbeing of young Victorians over the coming 20 years (PDF, 2 MB)


This report was commissioned to provide a clearer understanding of the challenges and opportunities ahead for young people in Victoria. The report provides an analysis of new and emerging trends in society and their resulting influences on young people’s mental wellbeing. It  identifies that resilience is an important asset required for all young people to be successful into the future. 

The capacity to be autonomous, regulate our emotions, have self-confidence and empathy, and be able to problem solve, are all resilience assets that the community as a whole should have. For young people, the millennials in particular, these skills and assets will be essential to navigate a rapidly changing economic, technological, social and global environment.