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ANU research shows good neighbours helped curb mental health effects of lockdown

Lucy Bladen
By Lucy Bladen
Updated March 27 2022 - 7:58pm, first published 6:30pm
Signs made to cheer up neighbours during the first COVID-19 lockdown in Canberra. Picture: Jamila Toderas

Strong neighbourhood relationships helped to curb symptoms of loneliness, depression and anxiety during COVID-19 lockdowns, a new study has shown.


Lucy Bladen

Lucy Bladen

Reporter Canberra Times

Lucy Bladen has been a journalist at The Canberra Times since 2019. She is an ACT politics and health reporter. Email:

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