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|National mental health and wellbeing pandemic response plan||1.07 MB|
The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is posing significant challenges for Australia including physical and mental health issues, economic consequences and disruptive changes to lifestyles of individuals, families and communities. Evidence shows there is likely to be a significant negative mental health impact from the pandemic and the measures needed to control it as well as from any mid to long-term economic consequences for individuals and the community.
It is imperative that mental health be considered in both the response and recovery phases of the pandemic across all levels of government and community, to ensure that early intervention can mitigate adverse downstream impacts.