c Houses can be designed for serenity and calm.

c Architectural features can give a sense of space, enhance patients’ sense of control and ability to cope.

c Open areas, trees, places of worship and water sources can reduce trauma.

c Environmental psychologists recommend sound-absorbing walls/glasses to reduce noise (and stress) and designs for natural light.

c Empathetic company (children, like-minded people) can be of help.



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