The negative impact of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) has inflected serious wounds and scores in society in term of mental health and wellbeing. There are psychological eruptions that COVID-19 brought, and they are felt directly and indirectly across the world. Mental health issues have increased in the community because of lockdown, loss of social connection and financial hardship brought by the pandemic. Many people have been feeling stressed, anxious, and depressed during the lockdown. Mental health issues increased, and other many health problems increased because of social isolation and financial pressure. This session discusses the mental health experiences of COVID-19 during the impact of the first and second wave on the mental health of Africans, with a particular focus on South Sudanese Australians.
Furthermore, the views will provide a basis for evidence that established more social, health and economic support for the community in current unpredictable and post COVID-19.
Mental health is about being able to cope with the norm stresses of life, work productive and fruitful. It is about to be able to contribute effectively to community. When we talk about mental health, we are talking about psychological and social welfare or emotional wellbeing.