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Healthcare workers warn of hidden 'third wave' as mental illness cases set to soar

Melissa Cunningham (The Sydney Morning Herald)

Mental health workers say a growing number of traumatised aged care staff and nurses are seeking support for psychological stress in what is becoming a hidden "third wave" of the coronavirus pandemic.

With Christmas – always a bad time for mental health problems – less than a fortnight away, mental health professionals are seeing increasing numbers of people who were on the front line of Victoria’s deadly nursing home clusters looking for urgent support.

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