Parentline calls increase by a third as parents, carers struggle in lockdown

Sarah Lansdown
By Sarah Lansdown
May 7 2020 - 6:30pm
Parentline ACT president Cathi Moore said the COVID-19 lockdown measures led to an increase in calls to the counselling service. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

Calls to phone counselling service Parentline spiked by one third in the first weeks of lockdown measures.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email: sarah.lansdown@canberratimes.com.au

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