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World Sleep Day  – 18th March 2022

World Sleep Day  – 18th March 2022

World Sleep Day  - 18th March 2022 Quality Sleep, Sound Mind, Happy World.  World sleep day is designed to raise awareness of sleep as a human privilege that is often compromised by the habits of modern life. An annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and...

International Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day!

Today is International Women's Day!  At CAL we are blessed to have an amazing team of talented hard working women, all making a difference and all committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of others through the human-animal bond. Celebrate the women in...

World Book Day

World Book Day

World Book Day, 3rd March 2022 Today is World Book Day, the theme for this year's world book day is ‘you are a reader‘  We support children every day, helping them become “a reader” For children who find reading tricky our dogs’ presence enables them to feel confident...

Children’s Mental Health week – growing together

Children’s Mental Health week – growing together

Author Mollie Watkins CAL Practitioner This year's theme for Place2be's Children's Mental Health week growing together is encouraging children (and adults) to consider how they have grown emotionally and how they can help others to grow. We grow physically from the...

School Dog Wellbeing

School Dog Wellbeing

Canine Assisted Learning is dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of the children and adults we work with, through bespoke canine interventions and support. For this to be effectively achieved, our canine partners need to be in “tip top” condition...

The Child-Animal Bond

The Child-Animal Bond

The Child-Animal Bond by Anglea Crook Working as an Animal assisted intervention practitioner encompasses so many varied aspects of therapeutic and strategic interventions in an enormous range of settings, including schools, universities, hospitals, the workplace,...

World Sleep Day – Sleeping Like a Baby

World Sleep Day – Sleeping Like a Baby

There are many factors that can affect our sleep. Stress, anxiety, medical conditions, what we eat and drink, our habits and guilty pleasures, room temperature, how and where we sleep. The list goes on. Add in the coronavirus effect on our lives and it adds another...

Eating Disorders and Staying Well in Lockdown

Eating Disorders and Staying Well in Lockdown

During the coronavirus pandemic many young people with eating disorders have found themselves struggling with a lack of routine and living with uncertainty, and similarly to other young people, experiencing a range of difficult thoughts and emotions. Whilst we are in...

‘Express Yourself ‘ Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

‘Express Yourself ‘ Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

‘Express Yourself ‘ is the theme for this year’s Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week, running from 1st to 7th February. The idea being that by connecting the mind, body and imagination when expressing ourselves creatively, can help us feel better about ourselves....