Wellness remains a term (concept) that means different things to different groups people.
The World Health Organization defines wellness as:
…an optimal state of health. It concerns a person’s individual health physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually and also their role in society and fulfilling expectations in their family, community, place of worship, workplace and environment.
In class we asked: where does this holistic view of wellness enter into current discussion of mental health?
The benefits of recreation and sport on mental health are numerous:
⇓ anxiety and depression
⇑ confidence / self-esteem
Awareness of mental health issues has never been greater.
Stigmas associated with mental health are diminishing.
As RSS students about to graduate, where/how do you see the relationship between recreation and sport and mental health progressing?