Promoting Physical Activity in Acute Mental Health
Author: Jones, Lisa
Source: The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 71, Number 11, November 2008 , pp. 499-502(4)
Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
Abstract:Government initiatives, such as mental health promotion and social inclusion, have influenced the provision of physical activity to clients on an inpatient acute mental health unit in north Manchester. The use of physical activity as an intervention fits well with the Model of Human Occupation and is particularly relevant to the concepts of volition and personal causation. This practice analysis discusses the current interventions taking place in north Manchester and expands on some of the theory and policy initiatives that influence practice. Suggestions for improvements in the service are then made based on a critical reflection of existing practice.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: November 2008
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