Pandemic drove men to seek GP support for mental health: survey

The findings are reassuring as they show GPs are the 'first port of call', as intended, researchers say
Australian Associated Press

The onset of COVID-19 restrictions coincided with many Australian men seeking professional mental health help from GPs for the first time in nearly a decade, a national survey shows.

Among nearly 8900 men participating in Ten to Men: the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health, close to 750 sought professional help after March 2020, the survey shows.