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Benefits of Recreation for Mental Health

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

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Click on the links below for additional resources and academic references related to the benefits of Recreation for Mental Health:

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.

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You can also read the full academic article published in Leisure Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Journal at

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