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Gold Coast Active & Healthy Mental Health Recovery

Have you heard of the Active & Healthy Mental Health Program? Exercise can have a positive and important role in the recovery of mental illness. Apart from the obvious physical health benefits, exercise also can assist in alleviating low self-esteem and social withdrawal.

Evidence is emerging that exercise is effective as a treatment for clinical depression and anxiety. The Gold Coast Active and Health Recovery program below offers support to individuals with mental illness and their carers who would like to become more physically active.

All fitness professionals running programs are trained in mental health first aid. Community members and their carers are encouraged to participate in these supportive classes. ‘Mental health first aid’ is the help given to someone who is developing a mental health problem or is in a mental health crisis. First aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.

Find out more about the available programs, including times and locations on the City of Gold Coast website.

For more information on how to join the activity to the Active & Healthy Mental Health Program, click here.

For other Gold Coast events and activities visit the Gold Coast Primary Health Network’s website: HealthyGC.com.au

PIR is a Federally funded program. Other consortia members include Gold Coast Health and Mental Health Association QLD