Recreation Therapy - Mental Health

Recreation Therapy Professionals engage clients in programs to help meet their physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs.

The purpose of Recreation Therapy in the field of Mental Health is to provide clients with opportunities to explore healthy leisure choices that enable the development of a variety of skills they can then transfer into their day-to-day lives.

Recreation Therapy is accessible in a variety of service areas in the mental health sector. Interventions for each service area will vary and depend on the leisure interests, needs and health conditions of their clientele.

Benefits of Program Participation

  • Decrease depression
  • Elevate emotional well-being
  • Increase independence
  • Increase self-esteem and build confidence
  • Increase motivation
  • Improve quality of life
  • Promote community integration
  • Reduce anxiety and stress
  • Reduce isolation
  • Strengthen mental well-being


“Recreation Therapy could bring to the client what medication and medical support couldn't. I'm talking about a good recovery of your self- the inner you, creativity and joy of life. They help you in a certain way to find what was lost during your illness. Providing one of the best services with smiles and joviality on a daily basis. For that I would like to underline their fantastic work and tell them a tremendous thank you.” - Fabrice