Calls to mental health services in Victoria double as strain of Covid-19 lockdown shows

Calls from Victorians to mental health support services have doubled in the past fortnight as Melburnians re-enter a six-week lockdown, the chief executive of Beyond Blue has said.

Victorians now make up half of all calls to the organisation, evidence that residents are under increased strain as Covid-19 case numbers rise.

“What people are contacting us talking about is this sense of frustration and...