Connections between Play and Mental Health
Mental health continues to be a concern for people of all ages. Research has demonstrated clear connections between play and various dimensions of mental health. When we think about play, we most often focus upon its benefits for children, but adults also can gain valuable benefits from regular play. By making our playground a welcome space for people of all ages, we want to encourage everyone to reap the rewards of good, honest play.
Here’s a great article if you want to explore more: https://www.psychreg.org/playing-as-adults-mental-health/