COVID-19 lockdowns have created a “shadow pandemic” of family violence. Current exposure to job loss or change, financial strain, unpredictability about the future, family pressures from home schooling or changed child care arrangements, coupled with spending increased time together at home and being cut off from normal social connections that might buffer some of these stressors, is putting extreme pressure on family relationships.

Dealing with these pressures may require professional help. At Mindwell we have seen the direct impact that COVID-19 is having on the mental health and welfare of families. See our Services for more info.