Financial stress a key factor in mental health spike as Jobseeker and JobKeeper lifelines are shaved: study

Sarah Basford Canales
October 7 2020 - 12:00am
Queues at the Woden Centrelink. Picture: Karleen Minney
Queues at the Woden Centrelink. Picture: Karleen Minney

While job losses have led to spikes in worsening mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study has shown it's the financial loss associated that causes the most harm.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Politics and public sector reporter

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