We are passionate about supporting people who have been affected by trauma. Our programs for emergency services are built on a foundation of evidence-based practice, science, and research around trauma and its impacts.
How do wellbeing dogs help emergency services?
Self-awareness and emotional regulation are not new concepts for the emergency service sector. However, with our Dogs Connect programs, we can embed a positive culture of mental health and wellbeing support.
Having a wellbeing dog in your workplace can help:
Deal with trauma and PTSD
PTSD dogs are often trained to help people in the military who have witnessed traumatic events and are struggling to cope. Similarly, fire and ambulance staff are dealing with traumatic scenes daily. Our dogs and mental health programs help you learn about how trauma can affect you, your family and colleagues. We show you how working with our mental health dogs can give you techniques and strategies to manage this stress.
Increase emotional connections
We begin on building a connection with your wellbeing dog. We then work on ways to increase social connection to facilitate therapeutic support from colleagues, friends and family members.