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MENS Project - MENTAL EUROPEAN NETWORK of SPORT EVENTS

The core target of MENS project is to develop strong European institutional procedures for the specific contribution of sports and physical exercise to the prevention, therapy and rehabilitation regarding Mental Health field. Within this frame main objectives of the project are:

-The development of a documented and evidence based approach of the use of sports and physical exercise in the treat of mental illness (12 Policy papers)

-The establishment of a European Mental Health Sports Network

- The public awareness on the necessity of a new specific approach on the conjunction of Sport with Mental Health within the EU wide Awareness Campaign “Life is like a bike”.

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EVENTS Project - EUROPEAN VOLUNTEER EVENTS for THERAPY through SPORTS

EVENTS Project” aims to develop strong institutional procedures for the specific contribution of sport and physical exercise to the prevention, therapy and rehabilitation of mental health service users at european level within the overall Active Living  context. The core activity is the implementation of the 3-day 1st  European Sport & Physical Exercise pilot Event for Mental Health in September 2018 in Athens, Greece, as the first step towards its adaptation as an institution. Innovative aspects of the 1st European Sport & Physical Exercise Event for Mental Health pilot Event for Mental Health:

-Mixed participation of population with or without mental disorders

-Combination of Sport and Physical Activities

-No competitive concerns among the participants

-The assessment of participation impact and the utilization of the results in therapeutic processes

-Multiple choices activities instead of strictly structured sport programmes.

-Direct relation with the natural environment instead of activities that can be implemented only in sport premises