Mental health can be strengthened thanks to volunteer work. Research published in the British Medical Journal indicates that volunteering from the fourth decade of life is beneficial for the mind.
In reaching this conclusion, tests were conducted evaluating the well-being and emotional stability between 1995 and 2008 with people over 40 years involved in volunteer work. In all, 66,343 responses.
It was noted that the more advanced age, more acts of charity impacted on the head, because volunteer work encourages social contact and offers a sense of purpose. However, among the youngest, was not found mental balance. The explanation given for this is that some young people see this work as an obligation. The change in attitude can improve their mental health as well.