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Animals can really help

Tue 3rd Oct 2017

I've written before about how I believe that animals can really help people with mental health problems of all kinds. Animals are known to bring stress levels down and be a comfort to people who are troubled and often alone. I sometimes use my own animals in the counselling room for therapy sessions for people who I feel might benefit from that contact.

This video was made by a Suffolk-based charity "Our Special Friends" who provide practical and emotional support at times of crisis to help people continue to benefit from animal companionship - often after someone has lost a beloved pet. Here's a link to their website so do take a look.

The video shows Karen, a volunteer for Our Special Friends talking about how her dog Purdy is so important in helping her with her anxiety.