MEMBERS STATEMENT – PARENT MENTAL HEALTH.
Tuesday, 10 November 2020.
Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (13.46):
Parents are doing it tough.
A Melbourne Institute and University of Melbourne study found that Victorian parents have suffered a spike in mental and financial stress.
Mental distress has exploded, rising from 7 per cent to almost one in five, 18 per cent.
The report also found a quarter of working parents who have a child aged between five and 11 are currently experiencing high mental distress.