In a randomised control trial - patients who rated their clinician as showing greater empathy had reduced common-cold severity and and duration, and increases in immune response levels.
Suicide is the 14th leading cause of death worldwide, responsible for 1.5 per cent of all mortality and it is the leading cause of death among young and middle-aged men in the UK (ONS, 2015).
A study in 2014 from St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Science in Toronto indicated that women are more likely to seek out psychological counselling during a crisis than men. Instead, men will often turn to external coping mechanisms like alcohol.
It was found that anxious clients rate situations as being more dangerous than control subjects do - even when given information that assured them about their safety. Reference: Arntz, Rauner and van der Haut (1995).
A study found that people perceive hills to be less steep when they're with other people or when they imagine a supportive significant other alongside them. Simone Schnall (2008)
Evidence shows that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is strongly supported as a therapy for most of the psychological disorders in adults according to a report by Roth and Fonagy (2005). Reference: Roth, A. and Fonagy, P. (2005). What works for whom? (2nd Edition). New York: Guilford Press.
Clark et al. (1999) compared standard 12-15 session cognitive therapy for panic disorder to a brief five session version of the same treatment. Both of these treatments were highly effective and superior to a waiting list control condition, and there were no significant differences between the two treatments.
While there are more people at work with mental health conditions than ever before, 300,000 people with a long term mental health conditions lose their jobs each year. Reference: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/thriving-at-work-a-review-of-mental-health-and-employers