Mood Active’s Mission
To run exercise programs that empower people to better manage their mental health, and to get more General Practitioner’s & Psychologists prescribing exercise as treatment for depression/anxiety.
In 2012, then psychology researcher Isabelle Granville-Smith and tennis coach Cameron Wilson met at Sydney’s Black Dog Institute, as advocates for the role exercise plays in boosting mental health. They launched a program intended to:
- address the barriers people have to start and sustain their own exercise habit
- utilise best practice & research-proven exercise “dosage.”
- administer an assessment process & track results
- help each person build exercise into their well-being strategy
In July 2013, Cam ran the program’s very first Cardio Tennis class at Eastcourts Tennis in Kingsford, and Isabelle the first Fitness Circuit in Centennial Park. Mood Active was born.
Since the program’s beginning, Tania Curley (who has held roles including General Manager 2017-2021) and Cameron, have utilised their combined skills in coaching psychology, business, and communications, as well as decades of lived experience using exercise to boost mental health.