Children and Youth Mental Health Survey: Getting Help in Ontario
An online survey Children's Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) commissioned a poll among Ontarians to better understand the current state of mental health issues among children and youth in Ontario. We surveyed both parents about their children (<25 years old) and youth (18 to 34 years old) about their concerns regarding anxiety, about seeking help for mental health issues and whether they faced any challenges in doing so, and about how mental health issues have impacted their lives in terms of school performance or missed days at school. The online study was conducted among a representative sample of 800 Ontarians (18 years and older) including parents and youth on Ipsos' Omnibus.
About the Study
An online survey was conducted on Ipsos’ Omnibus among a representative sample of 806 Ontarians, 18 years and older,between October 24 and 26, 2017. The credibility interval for the total sample is ± 4.0 percentage points, 95% of the time. We also surveyed parents with children under 25 years old (n=289), and 18 to 34 year olds (n=210). We asked 18 to 24 year
olds (n=74) about their current experiences, and 25 to 34 years old (n=136) about their youth experiences. The credibility interval for the sample of parents is ± 6.6 percentage points, and for 18 to 34 years olds is ± 7.7 percentage points, 95% of the time. Data was weighted to the 2016 Statistics Canada Census proportions by age, gender and region.