New research has found families and friends are playing a critical role in helping Eyre Peninsula residents cope with the financial and emotional fallout of COVID-19.
It comes as 1 in 5 respondents to a national survey said they needed to access mental health services, but fewer than half had done so.
Of the 7,000 people surveyed, younger Australians and those in regional and remote communities were less likely to access professional support services, such as GPs.
However, Kelly Hand from the Australian Institute of Family Studies says our loved ones have stepped-in to help fill the void.
“The survey showed that those in regional and remote communities were struggling to access the professional support services they needed. “
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