Psychologist Ros Nealon-Cook on a dystopian Australia, psychological impact of Covid, lockdowns and related restrictions
In mid-October, BizNews journalist Nadya Swart spoke to Ros Nealon-Cook, a psychologist & functional medicine coach based in the Blue Mountains – a region west of Sydney in Australia’s New South Wales. Ros, a (former) Registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, a licensed Medicare provider, Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, HeartMath Certified Health Professional and founder of Integrated Kids, is a profoundly qualified individual who has observed the situation on the ground in Australia. For months, there have been innumerable videos circulating the globe that depict the horrendous reality of Australians who are standing their ground against the draconian measures which their government has imposed upon them since the emergence of Covid-19. Of even greater concern are the restrictions and severe curtailment of freedoms to which the unvaccinated Australian population has been subjected. The absence of any media coverage of the dystopian society that has enveloped Australia, exacerbated by the deliberate cancellation and censorship of dissenting voices, has effectively rendered the country's citizens powerless. As an individual based in Australia, Ros has been uniquely positioned to provide credible information in respect of these realities. In addition, her professional background in psychology has enabled her to reliably observe the psychological impact of Covid-19, lockdowns and related measures on human beings and, in particular, infants and adolescents. After publicly speaking out against lockdowns and their resultant harms on mental health, Ros joined GAIHH (www.gaihh.org) – the Global Alliance of Integrated Hearts and Health. The non-profit organisation – consisting of a group of like-minded psychologists and mental health workers – was founded in 2021, in response to the emerging mental health crisis being faced in Australia and around the world as a result of the policies implemented to manage the Covid-19 pandemic.