The purpose of this pilot study was to empirically examine the mental health impacts of adaptive nature activities including individual day-trips and a large inclusive nature event on persons with disabilities as well as their caregivers.
This study was co-funded by Alberta Addictions and Mental Health and Alberta Parks. A full report of the research can be downloaded here (opens in new tab).
Jakubec, S,L., Carruthers Den Hoed, D., Ray, H. (2014). ‘I Can Reinvent Myself Out Here’: Experiences of Nature Inclusion and Mental Well-Being, in B.M. Altman, Barnartt, S.N. (ed). Research in Social Science and Disability (Environmental Contexts and Disability, Volume 8). Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.213 – 229. DOI 10.1108/S1479-354720140000008012
Jakubec, S.L., Carruthers Den Hoed, D., Ray, H., Krishnamurthy, A. (2014). Inclusion in Nature Activities for Adults with Disabilities and Their Caregivers: A mixed methods study. ATRAbute Journal of the Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association, 1(2): 8-11.