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.
Mind Health Service Connect Line
The Mind Health Service Connect Line is a free telephone service that links people residing in the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network to mental health, physical health and social support services.
Find out more about the Service Connect Line.