According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (June 2021), one in five Australians reported high levels of psychological distress between June 2020 to June 2021. Plus, over the past 12 months, Lifeline, the suicide prevention service, received a 40% increase in calls to their hotline. Covid has taken a toll on Australia’s mental health. Even though people have remained in contact through an endless stream of video calls, the problems colleagues and friends may have been experiencing were often hidden in plain sight.
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