Updated: Aug 26, 2020
Demand in Support
In response to the growing demand for mental health support because of the coronavirus outbreak. Therapeutic Dog Services, has offered and continued services 24/7, counselling by mental health professional for all people in Australia, both online, video link, and over the phone. It has provided free and easily accessible information and advice around coping with COVID-19, isolation and connection, workplace, and financial hardship,
and how best to support the mental health of loved ones.
Virtual Therapy Pets
Our Strathalbyn Therapy Animals and Assistance Intervention Dogs are not letting the coronavirus outbreak pause our mission to help others. So, we have taken our visits virtual.
Window visits are a thing too
We have provided several facility visits in which the dog makes eye contact through the front glass doors with residents inside.
These services will be continuing with updated new information, and enhanced with other tools and supports, over the coming weeks and months.