As research finds volunteering can help improve your mental health, 5 ways you can get involved
By TheBoldAge. Published 2020-05-19BOLD-Living
Do good, feel good.
If you lead a busy lifestyle, it can feel as though there aren’t enough hours in the day to donate to others, but it turns out the more we give, the happier we can feel. That’s according to a new report that has found volunteering can improve your mental health.The British Heart Foundation’s ‘The Gift Of Time’ report found that seven in 10 UK volunteers say giving their time to charity has improved their mental health, with charity groups helping people make friends, feel part of a community, learn new skills and feel a sense of purpose.As well as tackling issues like anxiety and depression, the study of more than 2,000 UK adults also suggests volunteering can help people overcome feelings of loneliness and isolation.Fancy rolling up your sleeves and getting stuck into a good cause? Here are a few ideas to get you started…