Pets can relieve mental health sufferers of symptoms important study claims

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 11/12/2016


Article in the Daily Express:


In a study published by scientific journal BMC Psychiatry, Dr Helen Brooks from Manchester University discovered that pets acted as “a form of encouragement” for those with mental health conditions, whilst distracting them from “symptoms and upsetting experiences”.

Media coverage

TitlePets can relieve mental health sufferers of symptoms, important study claims
Media name/outletOnline newspaper
Media typeWeb
Duration/Length/SizeDaily Express
Producer/AuthorAletha Adu
PersonsHelen Brooks, Kelly Rushton, Anne Rogers, Karina Lovell