Mental health problems affect the lives of a significant number of people each year. Lifestyle choices (e.g. good diet, adequate sleep, leisure engagement) can have a positive impact on the mental health and well-being of all individuals including those with mental health problems.
This webinar will provide an overview of mental health, mental health problems, and some of the positive choices we can make to improve our overall mental health.
Shawn Wilkinson PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences at Concordia University. He teaches both leisure and therapeutic recreation courses offered by the department. He plays a pivotal role in helping to prepare pre-service leisure professionals for their careers in therapeutic recreation and community leisure.
His current research focuses on the development of leisure education programs for persons living in the community. He is currently working on several research projects that provide leisure education services to elementary aged school children, older adults, and persons living in the community with serious mental health problems.