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Chapter-11 Leisure Activities for Mental Health

BOOK TITLE: Textbook of Preventive Practice and Community Physiotherapy

Author
1. Gomes Odette M
ISBN
9789352703258
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/18047_12
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
5
Author Affiliations
1. TN Medical College and BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Chapter keywords
Leisure, leisure activity, mental health, burn out, work-life balance, occupational balance, occupational performance model

Abstract

This chapter deals with the discussion on leisure activities for mental health. Leisure is believed to positively influence health, enhance well being, improve coping skills, buffer stress and provide a means to augment self identity and development. People benefit from participation in leisure activities that are safe, meaningful and associated with successful performance. It is essential that as occupational therapists we partner with our clients to achieve this goal. Full participation and engagement in occupations that hold meaning and value is the intended outcome of successful occupational therapy intervention.

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