Turism and Mental Health
Tourism and Mental Health
We all know the reasons why traveling is beneficial for mental health.
What many people don't know is that it is possible to combine the pleasure of tourism with working on mental health issues at the same time. Here, you combine leisure and tourism with a mental health program, tailored to your needs, problems, or challenges.
All programs are managed in English or Portuguese.
Projects in other languages will require an official translator.
What can I expect from this project?
How will it support me in my mental disorder?
Based in the wonderful and historical city of Lisbon, we propose an encounter between leisure, distraction, knowledge, and the discovery of new possibilities to work on your Mental Health.
During your stay, you will be conducted in the city of Lisbon and surroundings by a tourism professional who will be with you in all the routes of a roadmap decided before we began the project, always with your agreement and according to your best wishes.
During your stay in Lisbon, you will also be totally supported by a Mental Health Professional (or a team of professionals, if necessary).
In Lisbon, you will find an excellent way to recover your mental well-being and, by extension, you will return to your country for a happier and more fulfilling life.
The number of sessions to be worked on will be defined according to the disorder you tell us about and its depth or severity.
Here are some reasons why you should seek support outside your comfort zone and why it increases the chances of healing from mental health problems:
- you have the opportunity to try new things and meet new people and this naturally helps to fight anxiety
- activities such as walking in the open air, the beach and the countryside, with a very pleasant atmosphere, can help you become more hopeful
- tourism in general and knowledge tourism (e.g. visits to historical monuments) are fantastic stress relievers and improve your outlook on life
- by living (even if for a short time) in a new place, the brain is more active to discover new realities, however the small they will be; moreover, there is an increase in creativity
- new experiences increase both cognitive flexibility and depth of thought, generating new insights.