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Grim warning: COVID impact on youth could last years – Morning Bulletin

Australia’s second busiest youth mental health service fears the impact of COVID-19 on young people could last for years.



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One of Australia’s leading youth mental health services says it has had to stop taking on new clients because of a surge in demand caused by COVID-19.
It also fears the impact of the pandemic on young people could last for several more years.
headspace Taringa, the second busiest of the service’s offices in the country, stopped taking referrals on Wednesday.
Regional manager, Jamie Thompson, said the current wait list was about three months.
It had made the difficult decision to not take on more…

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