Dr Simon Rosenbaum is an internationally recognised pioneer in the field of physical activity, mental illness, sport for development and global mental health.
Scientia Associate Professor in the School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney, he has worked with a variety of groups including youth, veterans, emergency service workers and refugees. Simon has overseen various international research and capacity building projects, including working in the Rohingya refugee crises in Bangladesh and with those fleeing the Syrian conflict in Gaziantep, Turkey
In this talk with Shaun Nemorin, they discuss the impact of sports and physical activity as an effective biopsychosocial intervention for young people in contexts of forced displacement and the barriers to participation for some, including women and those with physical disabilities. They similarly discuss everything from the need to resource scalable community based initiatives, neo colonialism in the field of global mental health and hints for practitioners and educators in promoting physical activity with young survivors.
Find Out More:
- Refugees, sport, and mental health – All In The Mind – ABC Radio National
- Physical activity as a psychosocial intervention among Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: a rapid ecological community assessment (researchgate.net)
- Physical Activity for Health Among Torture and Trauma Survivors: an opportunity for treatment and prevention. | Owl Talks
- Using sport to promote social change | School of Population Health (unsw.edu.au)
- Simon Rosenbaum (@simon_rosenbaum) / Twitter
- Simon Rosenbaum (@simrosenbaum) • Instagram
Produced by Nicole Loehr. Music by Eric Avery and R.E.M. (performed by Troy Reilly). Image supplied by Simon Rosenbaum