The University of Newcastle’s Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition is looking for young people with depression to participate in the Healthy Body Healthy Mind research trial of an exercise intervention for depressive illness.
The research study is open to males and females, aged 15 to 25 years old, who have been diagnosed with depression by a treating health professional. Participants need to be willing to be randomly allocated to an exercise group or a wait-list control group for 12 weeks.
You will be asked to participate in a personal trainer supervised group exercise-training program three times a week for 12 weeks at the Forum Sports and Aquatic Centre at UON’s Callaghan Campus. You will also need to complete questionnaires, be interviewed by a psychologist and undertake some physical fitness tests before and after the exercise program.
Visit the Healthy Body Healthy Mind Research Study on Facebook. For further information and to find out if this study is for you, please contact Ms Adriana Giles on 02 4921 6311 or Adriana.Giles@newcastle.edu.au