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Keeping the Body In Mind (KBIM)

1 February 2022

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Keeping the Body In Mind (KBIM) is a life skills and lifestyle program for individuals living with severe mental illness. Through funding made available by CESPHN, participants have access to 8 face to face sessions with an exercise physiologist and 8 sessions with a dietitian at no cost.

The service operates from the UNSW Lifestyle Clinic in Randwick or KBIM extends to telehealth services when face-to-face is not readily accessible.

The KBIM program includes:

  • One-on-one exercise physiology and/or dietitian consultations adapted to individual needs and preferences.
  • Participant led goal setting and barrier identification.
  • Education on the physical and mental health benefits of a healthy diet and participation in a structured exercise program.
  • Development of a mental health informed and personalised physical activity program and dietary advice.
  • Accessible and effective home-based exercise programs with or without equipment.
  • Assistance with meal planning, shopping tours and cooking sessions.
  • Pathways into other community-based services for longer term support, as required.


KBIM is available to individuals who:

  • Are between the ages of 18-65 years.
  • Are not currently managed by public mental health services.
  • Experience severe mental illness with a diagnosis such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, or major depressive disorder.
  • Live in the CESPHN region.


To refer someone who meets the eligibility criteria please complete the referral form online via this link:

If you have any further questions please contact the Keeping the Body In Mind team on 0401 979 228.

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