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Half of West Aussies say COVID-19 is negatively impacting their mental health

April 23, 2020


Our People’s Voice survey reveals this week the impact that COVID-19 is having not just on our financial well-being, but on our mental well-being too.

Concern about mental health

COVID-19 is affecting mental health across the board with 50% saying their mental health has been negatively affected. But it’s hitting younger West Aussies hardest. Among 18-29y/olds, 62% say they feel this way.

We know from other recent polling that this age group are the most worried about the economy, their employment and their personal financial situation right now, which are all factors we know have a strong impact on mental health in times like these.

Connecting with others

Aligning with this, half of West Aussies feel that the first social distancing restriction that should be lifted first is to allow social gatherings of more than two people from different households. This is even more prominent from our Empty Nested with almost six in ten (59%) agreeing with this and for those with young children at home (56%).

Stay tuned as we keep sharing our results each week. And be sure to stay safe and be kind to one another.


The People’s Voice was designed to help anyone – businesses and individuals – ask questions and understand the thoughts and feelings of West Australians.

People’s Voice gives you the chance to ask both current and potential customers what their attitudes and opinions are towards your brand or products and have the ability track these as we navigate through these unprecedented changes in our world.

To find out more information about it and how you can get involved, visit the People’s Voice website: