Within the realm of psychiatric rehabilitation, SPHERE project team has put together a set of guidelines seeking to best harness the psychological, physiological and social benefits of sport and physical activity to facilitate patient recovery in sport-based interventions.
These training guidelines have been developed from a combination of an evidence synthesis from scientific literature, and a survey on the current practices of sport and physical activity for mental health in seven EU countries. Based on these sources, the SPHERE team drafted a set of punctual recommendations together with additional considerations that surround their application.
A detailed explanation of the theoretical framework behind the guidelines can be found here below:
Moreover, in order to make it easer to spread these training guidelines in the highest possible number of European Countries, our team has created a shorter version of the document, available in nine languages, that can be downloaded from this page: