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COVID-19 and Mental Health

A commissioned review by UniSA to support recovery planning can be read on the link above.

This document will support recovery planning, noting that it recommendations span different levels of intervention in the community, across government, and in primary and specialist care. It includes community connection and support strategies that should be co-designed with people with lived experience and community groups, it describes the need to address social and economic factors that might lead to distress and mental illness that would need to be implemented across government, and has actions related to screening and mental health support in primary care, and effective access to mental health services. This links with broader mental health strategies and identifies groups at higher risk based on the literature to date.

This review is supporting current planning.


The Office of the Chief Psychiatrist has prepared resource material on this topic, which can be accessed below.

Mental Health COVID-19 Resources for the Community

Mental Health COVID-19 Resources for Practitioners

For further information regarding COVID-19, please visit the SA Health Coronavirus Disease 2019 page.