COVID-19 Update: ACT Mental Health Sector - 18 June 2020

We hope that our COVID-19 focused newsletters have been useful over the past few months. We have decided that this will be our last one. Instead we will include COVID-19 articles in our general newsletter which will continue to come out fortnightly. As always though - if you would like us to continue a bit longer with the COVID-19 focused newsletter, just let us know!


In this edition survey results are showing that the mental health toll on children and young adults is relatively high, while people with a disability have experienced increased exclusion. The impact on livelihoods and social connection is resulting is a syndemic generational mental health crisis. As well we have articles on digital services, art, and maintaining hope. There are a range of webinars and other resources under 'Community Resources' including one coming up on loneliness and mental health.


Funding is available in the ACT to support study in needed areas including community services. Grants are open to examine ways to enhance the mental health system's response during and after this crisis. John Falzon, formerly head of St Vincent de Paul in Australia, has penned an article on the uneven impact of COVID-19. The World Economic Forum has released a report on the challenges and opportunities in a post COVID-19 world, including from a psychosocial perspective.


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