A London doctor is using magic tricks to help people manage their mental health during the coronavirus lockdown.
He started making the videos in self-isolation after treating a patient with Covid-19.
I came up with the idea of combining my passions – magic and medicine – a very unusual combination.
But I thought why not use something so powerful such as magic to give a healthcare message?
Dr Chhaya was first inspired to use magic when he saw the impact it had on patients during his time working in a hospice.
During my GP training I was dealing with a patient who was end of life. He was low in spirits for a couple of days.
I put down my pen and paper and told him I do magic and said ‘do you want to see a trick?’
I showed him a trick and he said to me ‘that has put a smile on my face and brightened my day up!’