A golf programme for people with severe and enduring mental health problems

David Carless, Kitrina Douglas

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Abstract

This article reports an experimental golf programme initiated for people with severe and enduring mental health problems partly to promote physical activity and partly as a socially inclusive activity. The programme was organised for a small, pilot group and evaluated using qualitative case study data collected during the programme. The success of the programme was indicated by the high attendance rates of participants, their voiced enthusiasm for the sessions and for the social interaction after the games, and the fact that many members of the first group continue to play and new members have joined the group, even though sessions are no longer being organised and paid for.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-39
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Public Mental Health
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes

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