The role of recreation in psychiatric institutions: provision of recreation in Christchurch institutions and its perceived value
The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of recreation provision in psychiatric institutions. It will be presented in two main sections: 1. A review of available literature. 2. A survey of current trends and attitudes in Christchurch institutions. At present there is very little information related to this area. I hope this paper can provide a base for greater research and development of ideas. In my opinion, recreation has an as yet unrealized potential in the therapeutic process.