Providing Mental Health & Wellness visits to your workplace with an
Assisted Therapy Dog
Providing services to Brisbane and South East Queensland
Mental health has never been more important than in these challenging times we are living through right now. It's easy to see why teams who prioritise their mental health have improved productivity, morale, and staff retention. Therapy dogs are a proven way to brighten days and open the doors for discussing bigger issues your people may be facing. 1, 2, 3, 4
Hazel is an 18 month old trained and Certified Assistant Therapy Dog who can help your team with transitions through organisational changes or as part of your company's Employee Value Proposition package.
As a Groodle, Hazel is hypoallergenic, non-shedding and most importantly a human-centred therapy dog who loves to spend time making people happy and helping improve your mental health and wellbeing.
I am a Registered Counsellor, and together Hazel and I can run a number of programs to suit your company's needs. Our visits are scheduled for 1.5 - 2 hours based on your needs.
Our services include:
Office floor tours
Hazel and I walk among desks giving staff the opportunity for a break from their routine to interact with Hazel.
Organised group sessions
I can share with your team mindfulness techniques to reduce stress allowing for better concentration, decision making and mental wellbeing. Discuss with me what you want to accomplish with our visit.
On-site counselling sessions
Individualised counselling sessions with or without Hazel as part of your EVP package.
We can design a program to help with the organisational change and mental health wellness integral to your company's team goals.
Options for scheduled visits throughout the year at bundled pricing that best suit your company's needs.
Email or call me on 0423289813 to schedule our visit
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