6 Jul 2020

Mental health effects of managed isolation

From Morning Report, 8:40 am on 6 July 2020

A woman who climbed a fence to escape an isolation facility will appear in court.

The 43-year-old has returned to quarantine at Auckland's Pullman Hotel after police arrested her on Saturday night.

The New Zealand Police have confirmed she was medically assessed while in custody and was deemed fit to return to managed isolation.

They say services are being provided to support the woman.

But how does staying in managed isolation affect one's mental health?

Jacqui Maguire is a Clinical Psychologist.