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Dudes & Dogs ‘Walk & Talk’ Helps Men’s Mental Health

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10.04.2020

I love this initiative. Rob Osman from Bristol in the UK, who has struggled with social anxiety and depression, created a dog walking group for guys to gab about their feelings and struggles (if they so choose). He did so after he found walking his dog, Mali, was such a huge help for his own mental health.

For anyone, but for men especially, ‘let’s go for a walk’ is so much more appealing than ‘let’s have a talk’.

Dudes & Dogs Walk & Talk he calls it. Don’t you just love that?

The program is there to make it easier for men to talk or, even just to join in and go for a walk with another dude and a dog. No pressure or requirement to say a thing.

In a Somerset Live interview, Rob Osman says “"It [walking a dog] is a good way (for people to relax and drop their barriers) because you do not have to........

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