TIGHT SQEEZE: Mental health experts say there’s growing anxiety and uncertainty being felt by those who are trying to wear jeans for the first time since the end of lockdown.
“I’ve been wearing nothing but pyjamas and activewear for the last four months,” says local woman Rachel Varcoe.
“But I tried on my jeans this afternoon and they didn’t fit. Not even close.”
And she’s not alone.
“That’s why the NSW government is committing $4.4 million dollars to telehealth and counselling services for those trying on their jeans again,” says Premier Dom Perrottet.
The NSW Department of Health says the average Sydney resident has gained 1.84 kilograms during the pandemic.
“It’s a difficult time for many,” says the Premier. “But our mental health plan will instil confidence in all residents, so we can get this great state moving again.”
Anyone scared to try on their jeans, or feeling distress after wearing them, is urged to call the new hotline on 1300 777 989.