In Parliament

Members Statement - Children & Mental Health

MEMBERS STATEMENT – CHILDREN & MENTAL HEALTH.

Thursday, 29 October 2020.

Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (09.41):

A young person’s world has become quite narrow’, the National Mental Health Commissioner recently said.

Alarmingly there are three times as many Victorians seeking help for mental health as those in the rest of the community.

There has been a 61 per cent increase in calls to Kids Helpline, a 40 per cent increase in calls to Lifeline and a 67 per cent increase in calls to Beyond Blue.

There is a mental health crisis that has swept across Victoria like a tidal wave.

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