Animal charity, Mayhew combats mental illness with dog therapy
15 May, 2019
At Mayhew, we know that the companionship offered by an animal or pet goes a long way in reducing anxiety and stress, and boosting mood.
During #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek (and indeed all year round), our TheraPaws initiative raises awareness of the positive effects that interactions with a dog can have on a person, and promotes a two way process of respect, recovery and compassion between animals and humans.
Spending time with a dog is known to:
- Improve general wellbeing Invoke a sense of safety and security, and
- Offer reassurance to those struggling with their mental health and related conditions