By Sahar Mourad For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 03:38 BST, 3 September 2020 | Updated: 07:34 BST, 3 September 2020
Psychologists have been overwhelmed by the increase in demand for their services during the COVD-19 lockdown, with some even booked out until next year.
Since Australia when into lockdown on March 23, a total of 5,774,696 mental health services funded by Medicare were accessed, ABC reported.
One million of those were in the past four weeks as Australians - particularly Victorians under very strict lockdown - struggled with the effects of enforced isolation and restrictions on nearly all public activities.
Since Australia when into lockdown on March 23 due to the increase of COVID-19 cases, a total of 5,774,696 mental health services funded by Medicare were accessed (stock)
Anne Galambosi (pictured) a Perth clinical psychologist, said she is fully booked until 2021 and if anyone wanted to reschedule then her wait time are at least six weeks long
Anne Galambosi, a Perth clinical psychologist, said she is fully booked until 2021 and if anyone wanted to reschedule then they faced a delay of at least six weeks.
'I am worried about clients that have depression and if they have a wait time or too big of a gap between their sessions, that's not safe for them,' she said.
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