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Professor Patrick McGorry calls for urgent overhaul of mental health system to cope with pandemic aftermath

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated March 31 2020 - 12:26am, first published March 30 2020 - 7:00pm
Patrick McGorry

The mental health fallout from the coronavirus pandemic had the potential to resemble the psychological impact of the Great Depression, one of Australia's leading adolescent psychiatrists has warned.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.