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Research tells us that people with acute mental illness die on average 16 years earlier than the average population, primarily from heart disease.
Often medication can cause weight gain, contribute to diabetes and other physical health issues. That’s why our metabolic monitoring program for our mental health patients is so important.
As part of that program, a long-term goal was realised yesterday, with the official opening of our new onsite gym for our mental health clients.
We’re thrilled to be able to extend our metabolic monitoring program to include on-site exercise facilities, along with UNSW Exercise Physiology experts to help our patients in their recovery process.
Special thanks to UNSW for partnering with us on this project, and for providing the exercise bike and cable machine. Thanks also to Elixr Health Clubs for donating the treadmill, and to St Vincent's Curran Foundation for funding our Exercise Physiologist.