Sport and Leisure

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Introduction

It is clear that recreation matters for mental health. Physical activity, recreation, leisure and sport are not only essential resources for promoting optimal mental health and well-being across the life course, but are critical components of efforts to recover from and stay well when living with a chronic physical or mental health condition. Making these opportunities more available to more people more often has the potential to make a significant difference to the mental health and wellbeing of all citizens, families and communities.

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Publications (date ordered)

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Research and Practice

Sport and arts interventions that impact on mental health  A scoping review, Orla Bateson, Research and Statistics Branch Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Northern Ireland 2012 The aim of this research was to assess the health impact of sport/physical activity and arts interventions. Specifically, the study aimed to undertake a scoping review of sport/physical activity and arts interventions in relation to mental health, including suicide prevention, in order to identify types of interventions that have proved most successful.

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