Albury residents are asked to share how the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns have affected their mental health and wellbeing.
The Mental Health Commission of NSW has opened an online survey to learn how people who have experienced mental health issues, their carers and families have fared during 2021.
Commissioner Catherine Lourey is urging Albury and Border region residents to complete the study, which is open to NSW people 18 years and over and should take about 10 to 15 minutes. All responses are anonymous and confidential.
The findings, which will be shared with the NSW government and the community, will help the commission identify the most appropriate strategies to support mental health and wellbeing as NSW moves towards post-pandemic life.
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"People with a lived experience of mental health issues, and those who care for them, may be feeling particularly vulnerable or isolated as we deal with 'pandemic fatigue' from the ongoing upheaval to our lives.
"We want to hear from people about their experiences first-hand, not only about the health and social implications of the 2021 restrictions on health and wellbeing, but also how they've managed their own and each other's wellbeing."
The survey is open at https://bit.ly/mhc-covid-survey until December 6.
Any community members who are concerned about their own or a loved one's mental health are encouraged to speak with trusted support services such as a family GP. Alternatively, find local services via Wayahead's NSW Mental Health Service Directory or call one of the following support lines:
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