Myles Young

Newcastle, New South Wales

Men’s health researcher, psychology lecturer

Depression and obesity are major preventable health concerns for Australian men. However, many men with these conditions are not seeking help. Recently, Myles designed the ‘SHED-IT: Recharge’ program, which was an innovative weight loss intervention designed for men with symptoms of depression. With strong engagement, the trial saw men’s depression symptoms halved over six months. They also lost an average of 5 kilograms. With this grant, Myles will now create and test a fully online version of the program. If effective, this adapted program has the potential to improve the lives of large numbers of men across Australia.