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Canadian health workers on COVID-19 front line say they need mental health support, poll indicates


Almost half of Canadian health-care workers involved in the coronavirus crisis feel they need mental health help, according to the results of a recent survey.

In the survey, conducted April 1-6 by Montreal research firm Potloc and the Canadian Public Health Association — a non-profit public health advocate — 47 per cent of health-care workers surveyed said they needed psychological support.

Forty-five per cent of respondents also felt they needed more training, and 40 per cent said they needed more medical staff at their facilities.

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