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Protecting mental (and physical) health during Covid-19

1 Jul 2020, 12:30pm-1:30pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Simon Rosenbaum  (E: )

Date: Wednesday 1st July 2020

Time: 12:30-1:30pm AEST

Title: Protecting mental (and physical) health during Covid-19

Talk outline: This presentation will examine the relationship between physical and mental health and discuss the importance of addressing modifiable lifestyle factors in the prevention and treatment of poor mental health. The latest evidence regarding exercise and diet and the role they play in achieving optimal mental health will be discussed. Finally, the potential of exercise as a mental health and psychosocial intervention for particularly vulnerable populations including those living with mental illness and in contexts of mass displacement with also be discussed. 

Bio: Associate Professor Simon Rosenbaum is a Scientia Fellow in the School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney, and an honorary fellow at the Black Dog Institute. As an exercise physiologist, Simon’s research focuses on physical activity, mental illness, sport for development and global mental health. Simon has worked with a variety of groups including youth, veterans, emergency service workers and refugees. Simon has published >180 peer-reviewed publications including a textbook. He serves as an elected national director of Exercise and Sports Science Australia and is the President Elect of the Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Simon has led a number of international research and capacity building projects, including working in the Rohingya refugee crises in Bangladesh.

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