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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



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