Thanks to the Border Mail newspaper for sharing the celebration of our partnership with Gateway Health, Baranduda Primary School, Wodonga Flexible Learning Centre, Wodonga Senior Secondary College and Wooragee Primary School.
Grant met with Sandra Moon on the ABC Goulburn Murray's Breakfast show. They discussed our exciting partnership with Gateway Health, Baranduda Primary School, Wodonga Flexible Learning Centre, Wodonga Senior Secondary College and Wooragee Primary School.
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 [...]
The St Phillip's Christian College Dale Campus in Waratah has welcomed a wellbeing dog to their school to help combat student anxiety and Rosie is the talk of the town. The ‘Afternoons with Deborah Knight’ show on 2GB Radio was kind enough to interview Principal Bronwyn Thoroughgood on R U OK?DAY to discuss the impact [...]
It’s been a busy school term for our wellbeing dogs and we are thrilled to welcome St Phillip's Christian College Dale to our Dogs Connect community. Thank you to Prime 7 Local News for visiting the campus and to The Daily Telegraph for sharing this story. We couldn’t think of an environment [...]
The St John of God Bendigo Hospital has permanently welcomed Rosie as a wellbeing dog to support caregivers within their community. Massive thanks to The Bendigo Advertiser and Chris Pedler for sharing this exciting news! CEO of the Hospital Michelle Stares initially welcomed the Dogs Connect program, and Jack the wellbeing dog, on a temporary [...]
Thank you to St John of God Bendigo Hospital for agreeing to share your Dogs Connect journey and to ABC News Victoria for coming to see how our program is offering a sustainable solution for Hospitals to combat trauma management, wellbeing and mental health of frontline workers and caregivers. See here how Rosie the wellbeing dog is [...]
A big thank you to Chris Peddler and the Bendigo Advertiser team for sharing our story and how it is expanding. IT STARTED in 2015 with Grant Shannon, his idea and a dog named Sonny. Now Sonny is overseeing the new generation of Dogs Connect dogs that have been placed in more than 20 schools. [...]
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 [...]