Physical Activity and Your Mental Health

Our guest speaker for this webinar was University of NSW’s Associate Professor Simon Rosenbaum. This 45-minute webinar explores the relationship between physical activity and mental health, with tips for individuals and workplaces on how to improve and protect mental health through physical activity. Links to journal articles and videos referred to in this webinar are provided below.

Webinar date: 8 July 2020




Journal articles:

Brinsley et al 2020 BJSM yoga

Rosenbaum et al 2020 BJSM

Teychenne et al 2019 MENPA


Rupert Guinness Mental Miles

Exercise is for everyone – Kutupalong, Bangladesh


About A/Prof Simon Rosenbaum

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, has published >180 peer-reviewed publications and 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 with the UN in the Rohingya refugee crises in Bangladesh.