Therapy Dog

The use of Therapy Dogs is designed to help young people improve their physical, social, emotional or cognitive function. These specially trained and certified dogs help people with a variety of mental health conditions, including PTSD, anxiety, depression and complex trauma. Therapy Dogs are a proven and integral part of the mental health treatment process. In an environment where touch is not appropriate, a dog offers a chance for touch that is calming and helpful. Patting a dog has been shown to decrease stress hormones, lower blood pressure, regulate breathing and release oxycontin.

Our A-Maze-In Mind Program is an early intervention and education program and is run by qualified and experienced professionals in a variety of settings, including group settings to help young people deal with anxiety, stress, and educate them on a number of mental health issues affecting young people.

‘Angel’, our Pugalier, is currently undergoing the appropriate training, and will become a certified Therapy Dog.  Her attendance at the residential care facilities increased participant attendance and engagement.

 

 

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