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…looking at the effect of physical activity in young people with low mood or depression

Call for local units to support a research study looking at the effect of physical activity in young people with low mood or depression 

Assistant County Commissioner (Diversity) – Richard Riggs, draws your attention to this request for help from the University of Hertfordshire.

The University of Hertfordshire in partnership with Norwich City Community Sports Foundation is studying the effectiveness of physical activity in managing low mood / depression in young people. Participants would be randomised to one of three arms in the study (high intensity activity, low intensity activity and a social control group), each running for 12 weeks.

Once the trial starts, sessions are planned to take place twice weekly at The Nest in Horsford (with appropriate social distancing) or online if required. The group sessions will be delivered by a registered exercise professional from Norwich City CSF.  The recruitment period for this stage of the study is planned to last until the end of June 2021.

Please consider signposting to this trial for young people aged between 13-17 years old with low mood / depression who you think may benefit from taking part. If they agree to be contacted by the research team, please email the full name and contact number of the young person and/or parent to  Alternatively, the young person and/or parent can contact the research team directly

Further information can be found on the study website Please see this information sheet to share with your colleagues and an advert that could be included in newsletters and/or emails to parents and social media accounts.