The Checkup

Episode 17: COVID, mental health and the rise of telehealth with Dr Erika Penney

December 14, 2020

If the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything, it’s the importance of having the necessary infrastructure in place to allow us the ability to pick up the phone and get the health and medical assistance we require. This includes mental health support. Telehealth hasn’t just helped prevent the spread of the virus, it’s made quality healthcare more accessible to people who, due to various circumstances, were unable to access these services previously.

In this episode of The Checkup, BN's Kate Hickey and Hannah Shiel talk to Dr Erika Penney, a clinical psychologist and lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney. Erika shares some of her professional experiences from the pandemic, the pros and cons of telehealth, issues and information relating to consent, as well as some tips to help maintain and improve your mental health.

Episode notes:

https://mindspot.org.au/

https://thiswayup.org.au/

https://moodgym.com.au/

https://about.healthdirect.gov.au/video-call

This episode of The Checkup was recorded by Sydney Podcast Studios and edited by Audio Advantage.

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