Pet Therapy Feedback statement:
The University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL) wished to support and recognize Mental Health Awareness Week [16 – 20 May 2016.] After researching the psychology benefits of Pet Therapy, the Wellbeing team invited Danielle Mills and her PAT dog ‘Winehouse’ on-campus. Our members of staff were instantly enthusiastic and the available sessions were soon filled up.
Winehouse was not a disappointment; she was very well behaived and brought plenty of joy to those who met her. Danielle was very informative and brought a great sense of calm and composure to the session. Participants reported feeling any anxieties diminished, a great sense of wellbeing and an overwhelming more positive approach to their work after the session. The activity was a fantastic introduction to a new experience which we would endorse other business’ to try.
Finanly a personal thanks to Danielle for her kindness and support during the week, it was truly appreciacted by myself, SMT and everyone who took part.
Emma Jane Mather
Recruitment, Development and Wellbeing Coordinator
University of Derby Online Learning
24th May 2016