In the community there are many options for exercise, such as active transport, walking for leisure and sports participation, as well as gym work, which is more similar to the research environment.
Many municipal sport and recreation facilities offer affordable exercise programs to the local community. Some gymnasiums and sports clubs have developed specific programs that aim to assist those suffering from mental illness.
Some GP practices have started their own walking or fitness group for patients.
Structured exercise programs are available through an exercise physiologist. A Medicare rebate is available for up to five individual consultations with an exercise physiologist for patients who have a chronic disease (depressive symptoms lasting 6 months or more).