Mental Health crisis among LGBTQ+ people – could pets help?

New research from Dreamies for the campaign Talk With Pride shows that LGBTQ+ people have found pet ownership to be one of the most effective ways of improving their mental health.

Three quarters of LGBTQ+ people in the UK have experienced anxiety and two thirds have suffered from depression – including cat dad, Celebrity MasterChef winner and mental health advocate Riyadh Khalaf. The author and activist told Helena about why the unconditional love from pets can help with mental health, and gave advice to those who may be struggling.

Helena Wadia 16th June 2022


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