Addi Moves Open Day: Celebrating Progress and Looking Ahead

July 10, 2024
Mental Health

The Addi Moves team cordially invites you to an Open Day, where Associate Professor Simon Rosenbaum and his team will reflect on two years of achievements for the exercise and mental wellbeing program and discuss the program’s ambitious plans for 2025 and beyond.

Associate Prof. Rosenbaum said the Addi Moves program is an initiative of the Discipline of Psychiatry and Mental Health at UNSW Sydney, with support from Mindgardens Neuroscience Network and NSW Health. It is based at the Addi Road Community Centre in Marrickville, in Sydney’s inner west.

“Addi Moves is dedicated to addressing inequities in access to evidence-based and trauma-informed health promotion programs for people from migrant refugee backgrounds as well as people experiencing homelessness, food insecurity, mental illness,” he said.

“Our mission is to support individuals who may have experienced marginalisation by providing exercise physiology consultations and group exercise sessions. Since our launch in February 2022, we have delivered over 1,400 consultations and supported 15 internships for UNSW Exercise Physiology and Public Health students.”

Event Details:

  • Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2024
  • Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (includes catering and a tour of the Addi Moves facility)
  • Venue: Addison Road Community Organisation, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville
  • Contact: (02) 9569 7633

Professor Jackie Curtis, Executive Director at Mindgardens said the Addi Moves has been incredibly successful since its launch in 2022.

“I’m very proud of Simon and the team for developing and leading this important initiative. People with migrant, asylum-seeker and refugee backgrounds have specific needs and targeted programs like Addi Moves provide support to help ensure everyone has access to culturally safe, accessible and appropriate physical activity programs,” Professor Curtis said.


  • Brief overview of achievements to date
  • Special guest presentation by Addi Road CEO Rosanna Barbero
  • Opportunity to meet the team and chat with referrers
  • Input session to shape the next phase of Addi Moves

The Addi Moves and Mindgardens teams look forward to your presence at this inspiring event. To register for the Open Day, please visit:

About Addi Moves: Addi Moves is promotes mental health and well-being to the refugee and migrant community through physical activity. It is hosted by UNSW Sydney and supported by the Mindgardens Neuroscience Network and NSW Health.