Sport Healing Rehabilitation


The projects aims to define and validate a sport scientific protocol improved by psychiatrists, academic researchers and sport professionals. The protocol will allow to identify the most suitable sport for psychiatric patients with different diagnoses and backgrounds in order to improve their psychophysical well-being.


Sport for mental health

Fostering sport and physical activity in the psychiatric rehabilitation programs

Cooperation of partners

Collaboration between sports, mental health and education sectors

Sharing knowledge

Investigating best practices and entities in the European Union regarding sport and mental health

Quality of life

Supporting people with mental health problems and protecting their rights

Answer the Questions

Our Network

SPHERE is a collaborative partnership co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, composed by clubs and entities coming from all part of Europe.


The Background

The basis for SPHERE

The Description

What is SPHERE

Meetings and Events


The Scientific Committee

The scientific committee is directing, monitoring, evaluating and validating all project activities for the progressive integration of sports and physical activity in the psychiatric rehabilitation paths.

Santo Rullo

Psychiatrist, ECOS member  and head of the committee (Italy)

Diane Crone

Professor of Exercise and Health at the Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK)

Jürgen Beckmann

Professor and Chair of Sport Psychology at the TU of Munich (Germany)

Fernando Cross-Villasana

Researcher in Sport and Health Sciences at the TU of Munich (Germany)

Stefania Cerino

Psychiatrist experienced in the psychiatric rehabilitation through sport (Italy)

Paul Sellars

Researcher in Sport Psychology at the Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK)







Latest News

Next 12th April in Perugia, the Workshop “SportivaMente”

In cooperation with GIP, CONI, ECOS Europe and the Project SPHERE, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Sport of the European Union, the University of Perugia (Dept. Medicine), is organising a special[…]

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5 April 2019 0

The Logo Competition ends: SPHERE Project has a logo!

Among almost 150 proposal, from today Project SPHERE has a logo! The winner is the one created by Ljubica Jovic, from Belgrade: you can see it here. The logo is[…]

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19 March 2019 0

Croatian media talk about SPHERE Project

Thanks to our precious partners from the Rijeka Sports Association for persons with disabilities, several reports from SPHERE kick-off meeting in Rome were shared by different websites in Croatia. All[…]

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21 February 2019 0