27 Mar The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health in Australia
COVID-19: Impact on Mental Health using a Psychologists Perspective
COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus pandemic, has an impact on our mental health and wellbeing. It is a normal human response is to feel anxious in environments that have risks. The function behind anxiety and panic is the fight-flight response whereby our brain is wired to scan our environment for perceived threats. In the instance of COVID-19, our brain perceives a threat to our physical health and that of our loved ones. We write this article to explore evidence-based approaches that may reduce our unhelpful thoughts and panic stage where beneficial. It is important to learn strategies and tools to remain grounded during periods of uncertainty and we are here to provide you with some learnings, tools and practical strategies that can be applied pretty much – straight away. Our team of registered psychologists are here to support you via telehealth video conferencing or phone at a click of a button.
More coming soon ….keep an eye out for Monday 30th March 2020.