Western Sydney Health Check

How is COVID-19 affecting our mental health

April 14, 2020 Western Sydney Local Health District staff
Western Sydney Health Check
How is COVID-19 affecting our mental health
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Western Sydney Health Check
How is COVID-19 affecting our mental health
Apr 14, 2020
Western Sydney Local Health District staff

In episode five we speak to Professor Bill Brakoulias, executive director of mental health services for Western Sydney Local Health District.

Prof Brakoulias provides insight into how COVID-19 is causing stress and anxiety, leading to some extreme behaviours including fights over toilet paper and anger at health workers, as well as more common symptoms such as irritability and sleeplessness.

He also offers advice on how we can seek help and care for each other in a time when most face-to-face contact is not allowed.

If you or someone you know is in a crisis situation, please call triple-zero (000) or the following organisations for 24/7 support:

·         Mental Health Hotline – 1800 011 511

·         Lifeline – 13 11 14

·         Beyond Blue – 1300 22 46 36

·         Men’s Help – 1300 78 99 78

Show Notes

In episode five we speak to Professor Bill Brakoulias, executive director of mental health services for Western Sydney Local Health District.

Prof Brakoulias provides insight into how COVID-19 is causing stress and anxiety, leading to some extreme behaviours including fights over toilet paper and anger at health workers, as well as more common symptoms such as irritability and sleeplessness.

He also offers advice on how we can seek help and care for each other in a time when most face-to-face contact is not allowed.

If you or someone you know is in a crisis situation, please call triple-zero (000) or the following organisations for 24/7 support:

·         Mental Health Hotline – 1800 011 511

·         Lifeline – 13 11 14

·         Beyond Blue – 1300 22 46 36

·         Men’s Help – 1300 78 99 78