COVID-19, Women’s Mental Health and Therapeutic Recreation in Yukon Territory.
The impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of women is currently unknown in Yukon Territory. Women have experienced unemployment, domestic violence and greater caregiving responsibilities because of COVID-19. It is important to support women's mental health during the pandemic. Therapeutic Recreation is a healthcare profession that uses leisure and recreation to improve health and wellbeing. Therapeutic Recreation provides positive leisure experiences that can reduce the impacts of C19 on women’s mental health. This project aims to support women's mental health during COVID-19 in Yukon Territory. Women ages 18+ and Recreation Therapists will take part in interviews talking about their mental health. We will share the results with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Yukon Government, academic audiences and educational institutions to help women during COVID-19.