The COVID-19 pandemic has lead to an increase in people seeking support for symptoms of depression in the Geelong region.

The most common symptoms of depression include feeling unusually flat, sad or hopeless, getting irritated easily, having suicidal thoughts, lacking motivation, having difficulty making decisions or concentrating, and experiencing changes to sleep or appetite.

The stress brought on by the current state of uncertainty, and the significant changes to our work, finances and lifestyle can precipitate symptoms of depression. Depression is a common mental health condition that is regularly and successfully treated by psychologists. See our Psychotherapy page for more information or to book an appointment.