MENS: Policy Papers

Didactical material

This Policy papers is one of the main results of the Mental European Network of Sport events – “MENS” project and provides a comprehensive and persuasive argument justifying the contribution of sports, physical activity, and exercise for the prevention, therapy, and rehabilitation of individuals with Mental Illness in the European continent.

Twelve policy papers was developed by the partners of this initiative to act as a decision-making tool and a call to action for the target audience. More specifically, the policy papers explore some of the evidence claiming that sports, exercise, and physical activity play an important role in terms of both preventing, as well as treating, mental health problems.

Also, they provide recommendations and a framework for the application of several sports, exercise and physical activity models specifically applied to individuals either with (treatment) or without mental health problems from the ‘general’ population (prevention).

Overall, the policy papers were targeted on the development of practical, implementable, and comprehensive recommendations in which sports, exercise, and physical activity models would be applied as adjacent or supplementary to medications and clinical therapies.

Categories

Keywords

  • disability;
  • skills & competencies;
  • networking;
  • social inclusion;
  • disadvantaged targets & areas.

Targets

Athlets with mental disorders