Psychologists fully booked out until 2021 as Australians struggle with affects ...

Covid mental health crisis: Psychologists booked out until NEXT YEAR as Australians struggle with the depressing impact of lockdowns A total of 5,774,696 mental health consultations since March Anne Galambosi, a Perth clinical psychologist, said she is fully booked until 2021 She fears those needing urgent attention are not able to get it  Research found 80% of Australians felt mental health affected due to COVID-19 

By Sahar Mourad For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 03:38 BST, 3 September 2020 | Updated: 07:34 BST, 3 September 2020

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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)

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 (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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