Mental Health and COVID-19 in NSW
Since the start of the pandemic, people have had to adapt and develop strategies to deal with the impact of COVID-19. Changes to our normal way of life, have had a big impact on people’s mental health.
According to a study from the Mental Health Commission of NSW, around one-in-ten people across the state were diagnosed with a new mental health issue during 2020. And around half the population accessed some type of support to help them cope with COVID-19. Fifty-five percent of the study participants reported that COVID-19 had a negative impact on their mental health, and there were increases in depression, anxiety, stress and loneliness.