Government urged to focus on Mental health figures during lockdown
ANOTHER 5 days of businesses being closed and homeschooling has many regional Victorians frustrated once again.
Member for Lowan and Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Women and the Prevention of Family Violence, Emma Kealy says the Covid 19 pandemic is not the only health issue the state is facing.
"We need to look at this more than just the prism of how many daily stats there are because we don't hear about the calls to kids helpline and we're not hearing about the amount of calls to lifeline or beyond blue.
We're not hearing about the ED presentations due to people self harming or victims of family violence, we're not hearing of the number of call outs to police for family violence incidents and people who just aren't coping well".
Miss Kealy said she wants the government to take more notice of the impacts lock downs are having.
"I guess my message to the government is, lets start looking at more than just one Kpi of how many cases of Corona Virus there are, lets focus it on mental health as well".