How a Therapy Dog can benefit Children's Mental Health

This week is #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek, which is to remind us the importance of children and young peoples mental health. Our trainers and our dogs, do amazing work with children, not only in schools and at home but in other establishments too.


Our Animal Assisted Therapy sessions focus on supporting children to help them cope with challenging life circumstances, as well as prevent problems such as mental health issues from escalating. When one of our trained Therapy Dogs enters the room, many young people experience a calming sensation – and often feel less stressed and anxious, less self-conscious and more confident. Dogs are non-judgemental and their presence can really help children to relax.


Our dogs have a huge focus on helping children with anxiety and other mental health issues which is why we understand the importance of children's Mental health in their everyday lives. Our dogs bring joy, comfort and companionship as well as putting lots of smiles on the children's faces!


What are the Benefits?

During visits our Therapy dogs can offer many benefits to all age groups including:

  • Lowering stress levels and blood pressure

  • Taking a person’s mind off of personal problems, pains, worry or anxiety.

  • Bringing Smiles, Joy and Love.

  • Helping with communication from the comfort of the dog

  • Can provide Deep pressure Therapy

  • Interactive Games where the dog is involved creating a bond.


For more information on our Animal Assisted Therapy sessions, please contact us at https://www.balesbuddies.org/animal-assisted-therapy...