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Mental Health Australia was part of a consortium with Swinburne University that undertook research into the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of Residential Aged Care residents and staff. The research found elevated levels of anxiety and feelings of loneliness resulting from reduced family visits and recreational outings and constant news coverage. It recommended increased access to counselling and training for staff in mental health.

Summary of the article can be found here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07317115.2021.198567