Join us for the Annual Mood Active Amazing Race!
Sunday 3rd May – 10am

We will help you to use the power of exercise to lift your mood

We help people experiencing mild to moderate depression, anxiety and other mood disorders (eg Bipolar, PTSD, PND, BPD, GAD, SAD) to get back on their feet through exercise. Our aim is to offer affordable exercise programs and we provide the extra outreach, coaching support and supervision needed when people are struggling with their motivation

Why we exist

Exercise has been shown to be an effective treatment for anxiety and depression, yet is still under prescribed.

Mood Active aims to help change this! We are a non-profit association that runs group exercise programs for people diagnosed with depression and/or anxiety.

We help people get back on their feet using exercise!

Cardio Tennis Eastcourts

Success Stories

“In August 2017 I was given a funded place in Mood Active and started attending regular exercise classes. Within the first weeks I felt the effects. My body was healthier, and my mind and thoughts followed suit. I was calmer. My mood was better after each session.” Anita

8 Week Program

Our 8 Week Program uses group exercise as a treatment option for depression and anxiety.

Cam Cardio Tennis

4 Week Wellbeing Workout

This program helps individuals build the necessary skills to start and sustain regular exercise. It combines both motivational techniques and exercise classes.

Social Exercise Group

Fun social exercise events for those who have, or are unable to complete the 8 Week Core Program to stay connected and keep exercising.

Especially in the midst of tough times battling bi-polar depression, I’ve relied on exercise to lift my mood and reduce anxiety. Whether it’s running a few beach laps with my best mate, an hour on the tennis court or in the gym, a game of touch footy, squash, a yoga session, or just biking from A to B, it’s been my always-reliable stick for chasing away the Black Dog. It still is today.

In a cardio tennis class there are lots of things to focus on – what my hands and feet are doing, how I hold the racquet, watching the ball. I shift into the present moment, and for that one hour, I am far away from my ruminative thoughts. Unlike gym or yoga, I am learning how to play a sport – something I’ve never done before. An achievement in itself! It’s a good feeling to learn new skills. There’s a real sense of community in these classes and this has helped me feel more connected and less isolated.

The camaraderie and support that I received was a huge part of my recovery. I was dealing with a period of depression that was affecting every part of my life. While attending Mood Active classes, I began feeling stronger physically but also, emotionally. I was better able to make decisions and feel more confident. Cam and the Mood Active team are highly knowledgeable about depression and mood disorders – I could not have gotten through that extremely difficult time of my life without them.

Especially in the midst of tough times battling bi-polar depression, I’ve relied on exercise to lift my mood and reduce anxiety. Whether it’s running a few beach laps with my best mate, an hour on the tennis court or in the gym, a game of touch footy, squash, a yoga session, or just biking from A to B, it’s been my always-reliable stick for chasing away the Black Dog. It still is today.

In a cardio tennis class there are lots of things to focus on – what my hands and feet are doing, how I hold the racquet, watching the ball. I shift into the present moment, and for that one hour, I am far away from my ruminative thoughts. Unlike gym or yoga, I am learning how to play a sport – something I’ve never done before. An achievement in itself! It’s a good feeling to learn new skills. There’s a real sense of community in these classes and this has helped me feel more connected and less isolated.

The camaraderie and support that I received was a huge part of my recovery. I was dealing with a period of depression that was affecting every part of my life. While attending Mood Active classes, I began feeling stronger physically but also, emotionally. I was better able to make decisions and feel more confident. Cam and the Mood Active team are highly knowledgeable about depression and mood disorders – I could not have gotten through that extremely difficult time of my life without them.

Our Sponsors & Supporters

If you or your business would like to sponsor Mood Active, please get in touch.