Physical activity can help prevent and treat disorders including depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder. Physical inactivity is also associated with cardiovascular and metabolic disorders which are highly prevalent in people experiencing mental illness.
This talk will summarise the latest evidence regarding exercise and mental health with reference to how sport and physical activity is used within the Rohingya community living in camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
Wednesday 28 October 2020
4.00 – 5.00pm
About A/Prof. Rosenbaum
A/Prof Simon Rosenbaum is an exercise physiologist whose research focuses on physical activity, mental illness, sport for development and global mental health. Simon has worked with youth, veterans, emergency service workers and refugees, and has led international research and capacity building projects.