Ending the stigma of mental ill-health & the role of physical activity in promoting positive mental wellbeing

Thursday 9th May 13:50 - 14:30

Research shows physical activity has a significant and measurable impact on preventing and treating depression, as well as other mental health issues.

This session will help to define and identify common signs and misconceptions around mental health and wellbeing, and how health and fitness professionals can best engage; and will explore the latest evidence behind programmes that are actively improving people’s mental health by addressing issues such as depression and anxiety.


Dr Dane Vishnubala, chief medical advisor, Active IQ and lead clinical champion, at Physical Activity Yorkshire, Public Health England

Rob Stephenson, Founder at InsideOut

Lorna Tweed, Doctoral Researcher at Loughborough University