Regular Therapy Dog Events to Help Students with Mental Health

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University is a very stressful time in a person's life, with it causing or exacerbating mental health conditions among many students.

Research has proven that regular interactions with dogs can help reduce stress and anxiety in people, as well as improving their mood in general. So my proposal is to have regular therapy dog events around campus to give students access to a bit of stress relief in the form of a cuddly pup. My old college had a library dog that would be there all day once a week so this could be an option also!

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6826684/

https://petsastherapy.org/join-us/request-a-visit/

Actions Taken

  • This idea opened on 10th May 2021 and closed for voting on 2nd June 2021. 
  • This idea recieved a 3rd and so is not currently a priority. It will go to the Executive for review.

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