Journal article

An overview of current mental health in the general population of Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic: Results from the COLLATE project

Susan Rossell, Erica Neill, Andrea Phillipou, Eric Tan, Wei Lin Toh, Tamsyn Van Rheenen, Denny Meyer

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Abstract

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) poses significant mental health challenges globally; however, to date, there is limited community level data. This study reports on the first wave of data from the COLLATE project (COvid-19 and you: mentaL heaLth in AusTralia now survEy), an ongoing study aimed at understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and well-being of Australians. This paper addresses prevailing primary concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, current levels of negative emotions and risk factors predicting these negative emotions. On April 1st to 4th 2020, 5158 adult members of the Australian general public completed an online survey. Participants ..

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