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The Green Parent

By The Green Parent

24th October 2017

In his internationally bestselling book, Healing without Freud or Prozac, Dr David Servan-Shreiber put forward to idea that volunteering is one of the best tools we have of healing ourselves from depression and anxiety. In fact, he lists it as one of his seven key ways to heal from depression and anxiety without drugs or talking therapies...

The Green Parent

By The Green Parent

24th October 2017

The Green Parent

By The Green Parent

24th October 2017

He cites several pieces of research on volunteering and health, most notably that written about in the scientific journal Science: “This study concludes that volunteer activities are one of the best guarantees of a longer life. Volunteering may even be a better safeguard than maintaining low blood pressure, keeping down cholesterol or giving up cigarettes. The pleasure of being connected to others, the feeling of involvement in a social group, is a remarkable remedy for the emotional brain and thus for the body as well.”

Get inspired!

Whatever your passion, however much time you have and wherever you are, the Make a Difference campaign will showcase the fantastic ways that you can volunteer in your community.

Article by Lucy Corkhill

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