The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) has inflicted negative thoughts, myths, and concerns that affect individual and community perceptions and attitudes with conceivable or likely anxiety, and depression during COVID-19 lockdown and after lifting or easing restrictions by the Victorian Government.
This survey is to investigate understanding and experiences about COVID-19 during first and second waves impact on the mental health of Africans with a particular focus on South Sudanese Australians. Furthermore, the survey will provide the basis to establish evidence for the prevalence of mental health within South Sudanese Communities.
When we talk about mental health, we mean psychological and emotional wellbeing. Mental illness such as stresses and anxieties can affect us in life by lowering our work productivity and contribution to society.
Therefore, it is equally important for individuals in the family and community to understand the impact of mental illness and the available mental healthcare-specific services during the COVID-19 and beyond. The data from this survey study will help to understand how the community would be provided more social, physical, mental health, and economic support in the current unpredictable post-COVID-19 crisis recovery processes and possible future pandemics.