BEING WITH ANIMALS
Spending time with animals can be a grounding and soothing experience for some people. It can help distract from voices, or it can be a way of connecting and feeling understood.
I find being around my dogs really helpful as dogs seem to have an understanding humans don’t and I can say what I want to them they tend to always listen and agree.
I keep horses. I care and look after them. They need me. I need them. Very sensitive creatures. I’m very calm round them.
Find out more
Mental Health Foundation (2019). Pets and mental health. Mentalhealthfoundation.org.
Marie Carter (2018). How pets improve mental health issues, from depression to PTSD. The Independent.