Chapter 1. A Background to Mental Health and Physical Activity

  1. David Carless1 and
  2. Kitrina Douglas2

Published Online: 11 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324945.ch1

Sport and Physical Activity for Mental Health

Sport and Physical Activity for Mental Health

How to Cite

Carless, D. and Douglas, K. (2010) A Background to Mental Health and Physical Activity, in Sport and Physical Activity for Mental Health, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324945.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Carnegie Research Institute, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

  2. 2

    University of Bristol, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 JUN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405197854

Online ISBN: 9781444324945

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Keywords:

  • mental health and physical activity;
  • mental illness personal themes - fear, isolation, and distress;
  • mental health problem - experience and diagnosis;
  • mental health - person's understanding of themselves;
  • mental health difficulties - identity loss;
  • marginalisation - mental health services users common themes;
  • mental health conceptualisation;
  • recovery concept;
  • physical activity and mental health research

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Experiencing mental health problems

  • A conceptualisation of mental health

  • The concept of recovery

  • Physical activity and mental health research

  • Key points