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The Effect of COVID-19 on Mental Health and Wellbeing in a Representative Sample of Australian Adults

Dawel, Amy; Shou, Yiyun; Smithson, Michael; Cherbuin, Nicolas; Banfield, Michelle; Calear, Alison; Farrer, Louise; Gray, Darren; Gulliver, Amelia; Housen, Tambri; McCallum, Sonia; Morse, Alyssa Rhiannon; Murray, Kristen; Newman, Eryn; Rodney Harris, Rachael; Batterham, Philip


There is minimal knowledge about the impact of large-scale epidemics on community mental health, particularly during the acute phase. This gap in knowledge means we are critically ill-equipped to support communities as they face the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. This study aimed to provide data urgently needed to inform government policy and resource allocation now and in other future crises. The study was the first to survey a representative sample from the Australian population at the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.579985
Access Rights: Open Access


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