It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and just like all year round, Mayhew’s TheraPaw dogs have been busy spreading comfort and happiness during their ongoing visits to multiple venues in London.
It’s no secret that the companionship offered by an animal is extremely beneficial and can go a long way in reducing anxiety and stress. Dogs give people a reason to get up in the morning or to get some exercise. Dogs can also act as a loving companion for those who have maybe lost a loved one, or just need some company later on in life.
However, many people don’t have the opportunity to share their life with a pet so over 60 teams of TheraPaws volunteers have been making regular visits across 14 London boroughs, making a real difference to those suffering from loneliness, isolation and mental health problems.
At the beginning of this year, TheraPaws dogs made visits to London offices to brighten the day of employees during Blue Monday.