As coronavirus infection rates decline across Australia and social distancing rules are relaxed, mental health experts are warning of a second wave: a surge in people seeking mental health services.
In this latest episode of CroakeyVOICES, Cate Carrigan asks the Co-director of the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney, Professor Ian Hickie, about the demand for mental health services and how an expansion in telehealth is one of the most important things taking place for mental health during the pandemic.
The Principal Clinical Advisor at the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, Tony Clarkson, tells of how loneliness, anxiety about the future and social isolation are fuelling a surge in online gambling.
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And this episode also includes postcard from a Food Rescue service in Sydney, where lack of money, unemployment and homelessness are no barriers to getting the basics.