News / Mentalhealth
Our Mental and Addiction Health Triage Team have seen a thirty percent increase in demand for their service since the COVID-19 pandemic started. To help support the growing number of people in the community who are reaching out for mental health support, the Triage + response was established.
While Victorians were locked down under stage 3 restrictions, alcohol sales increased thirty-four per cent compared to the same time last year. Addictions psychiatrist Pat Tolan has shed some light on why the COVID-19 restrictions are causing some people to drink more - and what implications that might have post-COVID. Dr Tolan gives an insight into why he thinks increased alcohol intake is a problem and offers some suggestions of what we can do instead of drinking.
With so much change and uncertainty in the current environment, many people are struggling with their mental health and suffering increased anxiety. Alfred Senior Psychologist Luke said this was very common, and has offered some tips to help people cope during difficult times.