COVID-19 outbreaks and the resulting lockdowns, particularly in Victoria, have adversely affected many people’s mental health.
Social isolation, financial stress, and anxiety about contracting COVID-19 can all contribute to psychological distress. For some people, these experiences may trigger mental disorders, such as depression.
People in lower socioeconomic groups are likely to be in particular need of mental health support in the face of the pandemic.
While federal and state governments have rightly boosted mental health services, we need to ensure these services reach those who need them most.
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