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Pets as Therapy

World Mental Health Day at Paston College

10th October 2019

On the 10th of October, our staff and students recognised World Mental Health Day. With one in four of us experiencing a mental health problem in any given year, it's important to share experiences and raise awareness of the key issues around mental health, as well as the support available. 

A visit from a Very Good Boy

Our staff and students were visited by Pets as Therapy dog and all round good boy, Bear. Bear enjoyed a tour of campus, making sure to drop in to several classrooms for some cuddles. Many studies have shown that spending time with an animal can reduce stress levels and help increase endorphins - our students were certainly happy after spending a bit of time with Bear! 

Pets as Therapy is a national humanitarian charity, providing a visiting service with behaviourally assessed animals. They visit institutions such as hospices, hospitals, care homes, schools, colleges, and universities across the UK. It is the largest organisation of it's kind in Europe. 

Wellbeing at Paston College

Our college provides a safe, positive and supportive environment for all students. We ensure that all students feel valued and can learn and progress in a secure environment.

Our Wellbeing team is here to help you fulfil your potential and maximise your physical and mental wellbeing. The team offers support with any health or wellbeing problem.