Thousands call Lifeline daily as pandemic takes mental health toll

Sarah Falson
By Sarah Falson
Updated January 17 2022 - 5:13am, first published 2:00am
Pandemic effects continue: The number of people calling Lifeline peaked at 3,700 on New Year's Eve. Photo: SHUTTERSTOCK

As Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly says there are "signs of hope" that Omicron has peaked, thousands of people every day are feeling the effects of COVID-19 on their mental health and reaching out to crisis support service Lifeline Australia.

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