The body of research studying the value of pets in supporting mental health continues to grow. A research team based at the University of Manchester published its results before Christmas, a study that involved 54 participants.
Said Helen Brooks, the lead researcher,
The people we spoke to through the course of this study felt their pet played a range of positive roles such as helping them to manage stigma associated with their mental health by providing acceptance without judgement
This YouTube video explains the research:
Amazing..truly amazing how they help us humans and give us happiness.