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Research study: What does outdoor exercise do for you?

Do you find that doing physical activity and exercise in or near green spaces (e.g. forests, parks) and blue spaces (e.g. lakes, sea, rivers), helps your wellbeing and mental health?

We are a team of researchers who are looking for people to complete a 30-45 minute questionnaire. If you meet the criteria below, we’d like to talk to you!

We are looking for people who:

  • Are aged 18 or over and live in the UK;
  • Have a diagnosis (or have experienced the symptoms) of bipolar or schizophrenia, or have experience of psychosis;
  • Or do not have a diagnosis (or have experienced the symptoms) of bipolar or schizophrenia, or have experience of psychosis.

We’d like to understand more about whether outdoor exercise can help people with mental ill-health. We’d also like to know whether different environments increase engagement in exercise.

How to take part

Interested? We’re looking for participants – and we’ll pay £10 (voucher, postal order, bank transfer) for each completed questionnaire.

For further information or to have an initial chat, please contact:

Danielle Windget
Mood Disorders Centre,
School of Psychology,
University of Exeter,
Exeter, EX4 4QG

Email: dw422@exeter.ac.uk  

About our research project

The chief investigator on this study is Dr Kim Wright.

Her contact details are:

Mood Disorders Centre,
School of Psychology,
University of Exeter,
Exeter, EX4 4QG

Email: K.A.Wright@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 725 227

This project has ethical approval from the Psychology Research Ethics Committee, University of Exeter (eCLESPsy001194).