Recreation for Mental Health

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Recreation's Mental Health Benefits 

Recreation Participation has many mental health benefits. Our Recreation for Mental Health benefits posters are free to use! 

Each of the benefit categories are accompanied with a list of academic references that lead to their conclusion. 

Click on the links below to be directed to posters and academic references, which are available in PDF format and can be printed or downloaded. 

Social Benefits                                                                                             


Life Skills Benefits 

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Psychological Benefits 


Physical Benefits 




Want more information about the benefits of Recreation for Mental Health? Click below to read our executive summary, "Making the Case: Recreation for Mental Health". This resource is available for your use. You may find it helpful when seeking support for programs/services, accessing funding opportunities, sharing evidence about how recreation can support mental wellbeing, or for general knowledge.


Making the Case: Recreation for Mental Health