Journal - Play for Life  

Play for Life, published at least three times a year is available free of charge to all PTI, PTUK PTC and PTIrl Members. Back copies may be purchased - phone 01825 761143  


Play for Life was originally launched as Play UK; the UK’s first journal aimed at providing comprehensive information that is of practical help to play therapists and everyone working therapeutically, using play, with children or have an interest in the subject. Its purpose is to be a lively practitioner journal with a wide mixture of material.  

It has recently become an international journal to serve the needs of play therapy worldwide. Contents include editorial statements, original play therapy articles, synopses, case histories, reviews of research papers, books etc. news items, details of conferences, workshops, courses and guidelines for career development.  

The Journal also acts as a forum for discussion and making network connections.  

Its subject matter covers all types of therapy that are applicable to working with children including: art, creative visualisation, drama, music, storytelling as well as play therapy. Advertising material will not exceed 25% of the total space.  

Editorial Material

All manuscripts and correspondence should be sent preferably by email to: These should be attached as Word or rich text format (RTF) files. Alternatively they may be posted to the Editor using a floppy disc. Please enquire about other production guidelines and editorial requirements.  


Play for Life accepts advertisements for jobs, courses, books, journals, conferences etc. relating to therapeutic work with children. For details please contact PTUK's Administrator on 01825 761143 or email   

Current readership is over 1000.  

Availability - the benefits of being a member!

The Play for Life Journal is one of the many great benefits of being a member. Not only do you get a paper copy of the Journal you also get access, using your membership details, to the PTUK Resources website which enables you to download all previous Journal articles and book reviews as well as MA abstracts. Now has never been a better time to be a member.  

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