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2 May 2017

ISBNPA 2017 Workshop, few places left: Designing and evaluating physical activity interventions for people with mental health issues

ISBNPA 2017 Workshop, few places left: Designing and evaluating physical activity interventions for people with mental health issues

Short Synopsis: Designing and evaluating physical activity interventions for people with mental health issues. Those with poor mental health and low well-being are much more likely to have lower levels of physical activity. Yet we know relatively little about the environmental, social, economic and psychological determinants that influence physical activity for these populations, and the acceptability and feasibility of interventions to support behaviour change.

The overall objective of this workshop will be to highlight the unique opportunities to conduct mixed methods research with participants with a wide range of mental health issues (e.g., anxiety, depression, severe mental illness, and addictions) and to provide a framework for developing interventions for such populations. Participants will be able to offer their own experiences of such research (including other patient groups), to develop a consensus on where gaps in our understanding exist, and have guidance to develop their own systematic approach to developing and evaluating relevant complex interventions.

 

Please click here to view the short video about this session.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-yhAb1Y3xs&feature=youtu.be