File pic: Physical activity is among the strongest predictors of health for people with mental illnesses
An information event for clinicians, carers and service users on the topic of ‘best practice in physical activity implementation in mental health care’ will take place in Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) on Monday, July 16.
Physical activity is among the strongest predictors of health for people with mental illnesses, but often under-utilised as a therapeutic resource in mental health care.
Monday’s event will feature talks from international experts in the field, and health services management tasked with implementing physical activity strategy.
Really excited to be speaking at this event alongside @evmatthewsWIT who has led some fantastic implementation-focused projects in the field. Looking forward to seeing you soon! https://t.co/cEFKuNaSlb— Simon Rosenbaum (@simon_rosenbaum) June 27, 2018
They include: Dr Simon Rosenbaum (Senior Research Fellow in the School of Psychiatry UNSW Australia and Director of Exercise and Sport Science Australia); Dr Wolfgang Schebesch-Ruf, (post doctoral researcher at the Institute of Sport Sciences, University of Graz, Austria); Evan Matthews (Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Nursing and Health Care, WIT); Dr Derval Howley (Area Lead for Health and Wellbeing, HSE).
The event, which is due to be opened by President of WIT Willie Donnelly, is being organised by Evan Matthews (PhD Student - Department of Nursing and Health Care and Dr Suzanne Denieffe (Dean of the School of Humanities).