An urgent challenge
Mental health disorders are extremely common, affecting one in five people every year and about half of us during our lifetime. The impact is immense: they are the second-biggest contributor to poor health and disability in Australia and usually start in childhood or early adulthood.
Mindgardens focuses on mental health research that makes a tangible difference. Current projects include new approaches to mental health medication and improving early intervention for children with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
In this video, Associate Professor Simon Rosenbaum describes the mental health benefits of exercise in the Addi Moves program.