As 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. CroakeyVoices speaks to the co-director of the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney, Professor Ian Hickie. How loneliness, anxiety about the future and social isolation are fuelling a surge in online gambling, and making what could be the only social outing in a day of life under COVID-19 a special connection for those struggling to make ends meet.
Tony Clarkson, Principal Clinical Advisor at Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Infectious Diseases Physician, Senior Lecturer, James Cook University and University of QLD, Trent Yardwood.
Eliza van de Smam, OzHarvest, Kensington, Sydney.