Lockdowns & Mental Health

Articles and videos examining the harmful effects lockdowns is having on mental health

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Covid Medical Network - Suicide rates soar by 184% in past six months Kids helpline reveals

ATTEMPTED SUICIDE RATES AMONG VICTORIAN TEENAGES SOAR BY 184% IN PAST SIX MONTHS, KIDS HELPLINE REVEALS

9th June 2021

A disturbing pattern of behaviour is emerging in Victorian teens amid the pandemic, sparking concerns of a mental health crisis. Disturbing new data from the Kids Helpline revealed the shocking statistic after Victoria was plunged into its fourth major Covid-19 lockdown in the past 12 months....

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Covid Medical Network - Surge in mental health for young Victorians

SURGE IN MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES FOR YOUNG VICTORIANS DURING LOCKDOWN

8th June 2021

Kids Helpline’s Tony Fitzgerald says young Victorians have been experiencing a “whole gamut” of mental health issues while in lockdown....

Covid Medical Network - SPIKE IN DUTY OF CARE INTERVENTIONS FOR CHILDREN

NEW KIDS HELPINE DATA REVEALS SPIKE IN DUTY OF CARE INTERVENTIONS

8th June 2021

Kids Helpline, a service of yourtown, has today announced that duty of care interventions to protect children and young people were 99% higher nationally from 1st December 2020 - 31st May 2021 compared to the same period a year ago....

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Covid Medical Network - Self Harm amongst children during covid lockdowns

Self-harm alarm

7th June 2021

VICTORIAN schools are dealing with an unprecedented surge in self-harm and suicide attempts from students from prep upwards during the covid-19 lockdowns....

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Covid Medical Network - The effects of cancer delays during the covid-19 pandemic

The effects of cancer delays during the Covid-19 pandemic

1st June 2021

The results of our review of the impact of restrictions on cancer services highlight that global access to care was substantially reduced for various cancers. Because of the delays, late-stage cancer presentations increased, even after restrictions were lifted....

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Covid Medical Network - Declaration for the protection of children and young people from the Covid-19 response

Declaration for the protection of children and young people from the Covid-19 response

21st May 2021

A DEPARTURE FROM PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC HEALTH

The response to the Covid-19 pandemic has included policies with no scientific justification and no cost-benefit consideration. Lockdowns, prolonged school closures, mask wearing etc is a drastic departure from pre-COVID-19 public health guidelines and pandemic preparedness plans....

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Covid Medical Network - Canada's top childrens hospital declaring a mental health emergency amongst children during the Covid-19 pandemic

CHEO joins other children's hospitals in declaring mental health crisis among youth as pandemic drags on

19th May 2021

Canada's top children's hospitals, including CHEO, are declaring a mental health emergency among children and youth as the COVID-19 pandemic wears on....

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Covid Medical Network - Dr. Lee Merrit - Freedom Vs Risk
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Dr Eamonn Mathieson discusses 'Freedom Vs Risk' with Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon Dr. Lee Merrit.

26th February 2021 | 3 mins 58 secs
Covid Medical Network - Medical Journal of Australia

COVID-19 AND MENTAL HEALTH: ARE WE REALLY ALL IN IT TOGETHER? The Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) - MEDIA RELEASE

9th November 2020

WHEN it comes to COVID-19 and its effect on the mental health of Australians, we may “all be in this together” but some are further in than others, according to the one of the nation’s leading mental health practitioners and researchers....

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Covid Medical Network - Toxic Lockdown during Covid-19

Toxic lockdown' sees huge rise in babies harmed or killed

6th November 2020

Sixty four babies were deliberately harmed in England - eight of whom died. Some 40% of the 300 incidents reported involved infants, up a fifth on 2019. Ms Spielman believes a "toxic mix" of isolation, poverty and mental illness caused the March to October spike....

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Covid Medical Network - Medical Impact of lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic

Interview with US Frontline doctor Dr. Simone Gold on: 'What Is the Medical Impact of the Lockdown?

4th November 2020 | 18 mins

ABOUT COVID-19 MEDICAL NETWORK LTD

We are a group of senior medical doctors and health professionals who are concerned about the health impacts of the lockdowns used in response to the SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks in Victoria and across Australia.

We are also concerned about the lack of good information available to the general public and the misleading use of data. These factors have created an unwarranted state of fear in our community.

We aim to detail the harms of the lockdowns, describe clearly the virulence and risks of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, critique aspects of the management policies and make this information readily available to the general public.