Paths of inclusion in the area of mental distress



Duration:  12 months: 14th June 2013 – 13th June 2014

Location: The project has a National scope and takes place in 8 Italian cities:

  • 1st phase: Milan, Florence, Taranto;
  • 2nd phase: Enna, Lamezia Terme (CZ), Orvieto (TR), Piacenza, Vallesusa (TO)


Funding body: Presidency of the Council of Ministers - Department for Equal Opportunities

This 1 year project proposed to carry on the positive experience of "Sportiva…mente” Uisp project, promoting and developing sports activities addressed to people in the area of mental distress and to psychiatric patients, with the aim of ensuring equal opportunities for all citizens in the access to well-being, quality of life and health opportunities, evaluating the effectiveness of the paths of inclusion and rehabilitation.

Sportforall represents an ideal setting for both the observation of the problems of personality, group dynamics, learning, and as a therapeutic intervention, for example in the development of emotional intelligence and relational skills, even in situations of serious disease. Sports activities also promote the development of mental abilities, imagination ability, activation or deactivation (i.e. management of mental energy), of anxiety management, of ability to stay concentrate. Such skills are not invariable in the individual but can be trained just like physical and technical skills. Given the nature of the project, different methodologies have been identified, highly interconnected each other, linked to the different objectives that individual actions have set.
The testimonies of the protagonists and the results of the experimental project are contained in a DVD.


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