We love talking to anyone about how this program strengthens and supports a trauma informed approach to the workplace and education. The Bendigo Times shared some great information in an informative story. Read article here.
A big thank you to 7NEWS Melbourne and Nick McCallum for covering the beginning of the Dogs Connect program in fire affected communities - Lucknow Primary School and Clifton Creek Primary School in East Gippsland The program combines a trauma informed approach with structured connection with a wellbeing dog and delivers a wide range of [...]
Thanks to the team at 9News for sharing the story of Dogs Connect new partnerships with two very special school communities in East Gippsland. After experiencing devastating bushfires in 2019/20 these schools aim is to provide support and promote good mental health for their people by introducing a Dogs Connect wellbeing dog this term. [...]
Grant and Clifton Creek Primary School Principal Sue Paul spoke with Win News Gippsland on how the Dogs Connect program will benefit two unique school communities in East Gippsland. The program will be a wellbeing and mental support for staff, students and the broader community. Thank you to WIN News Gippsland for sharing the [...]
ABC Radio Gippsland Breakfast host Jonathon Kendall and Dogs Connect founder Grant Shannon discussed the exciting launch of the wellbeing dog program into fire affected schools in the Gippsland region. The introduction of a wellbeing dog into these schools will support wellbeing and mental health in these communities. Jonathon offered up a couple of big [...]
The Dogs Connect Team are all about wellbeing and mental health - especially in schools. To celebrate World Mental Health Week 10th - 17th October we've created a simple, easy to use resource to support mental health awareness in Schools. We've aligned our Dogs Connect philosophy with 'The Five Ways To Wellbeing' because we love [...]
Five more schools in Bendigo have welcomed Dogs Connect well-being dogs to their staff in the past two weeks. Epsom, Camp Hill, Quarry Hill and St Therese's primary schools along with Catherine McAuley College have joined the program that helps reduce anxiety in students and teach social and emotional interaction. St Therese's classroom teacher Meg [...]
The Dogs Connect team enjoyed catching up with Abigail Blaikie from Win News and sharing how the Dogs Connect program has grown and spread across regional Victoria. Abigail came to visit California Gully Primary School and meet their dog Milli and pick up where she left off with Sonny.