A Galaxy YouGov poll, commissioned by Orygen, surveyed 1003 Victorian voters in August 2018 on their attitudes to youth mental health in Victoria. Results demonstrated that the crisis in youth mental health in Victoria has become an election issue for voters.
The polling also revealed:
- 82% of Victorians agree mental health should be a top priority for the next Victorian Government
- 41% of Victorians thought access to treatment for young people with mental illness was poor
- 90% of Victorians believe untreated mental health issues can derail a young person’s life and lead to lifelong problems; and
- 89% of voters polled agreed that young Victorians should have ready access to community-based mental health care.