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Mental Health: Covid-19 and mental health in quarantine

Guide to library resources for staff of St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne with an interest in mental health, psychiatry and psychology

Mental health in quarantine

This is a special issue of Mental Health Update dealing with the psychological impact of being quarantined during COVID-19 and similar pandemics.  

Full text access: Most of these resources are freely accessible, but articles marked with an asterisk* require an SVHM login for offsite access. Readers from other organisations are welcome, but please note that some links will not work for you, and this library can only supply subscription based full text resources to SVHM staff and students.

Endnote:  SVHM staff may request an Endnote library of these citations.

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Contact: to subscribe, request an Endnote library or ask a question.  Last update: 7 January 2021

Publications by SVHM staff


Video from Victorian Department of Health

Psychological impact


Previous pandemics

Covid-19 and different age groups



#InThisTogether series of wellbeing tips includes a series of super short 30 second videos with simple tips on how to to look after your mental health during this pandemic. The following video combines them.

Cultural issues

Phone-based data collection in a refugee community under COVID-19 lockdown. Chen A, Tossyeh F, Arnous M, et al. The Lancet Psychiatry, 2020, 7(6), e31


Video from Medecins Sans Frontieres

Helen Wilding

Helen Wilding, Senior Research Librarian

Carl de Gruchy Library, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

Literature Searching, Systematic Reviews, Mental Health liaison 
Thursdays, Fridays & alternate Wednesdays
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