“Making a difference to the mental health and emotional wellbeing of every individual through specialist canine support”
Canine Assisted Learning is dedicated to improve mental wellness in the workplace along with raising awareness and reducing the stigma around mental health
The growth in awareness of mental health has proven that mental wellbeing is equally as important as physical health. The calming, therapeutic and playful effects interacting with dogs can have on employees have seen CAL’s services being in demand in the workplace as part of a wellbeing action plan.
Mental ill health is the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK, with the cost of poor mental health to the economy as a whole being between £74 billion and £99 billion per year.
Positive wellbeing has benefits for both employees and employers alike including:
– Reduces absenteeism and staff turnover
– Improves productivity
– Improves motivation
– Improves office morale
The unique human animal bond utilised by CAL’S interventions and their professional practitioners help to achieve the following:
- Lower the heart rate and reduce blood pressure.
- promote the release of oxytocin and dopamine.
- inhibit the production of the stress hormone cortisol.
- be a social lubricant, encourage conversation and promote interaction.
- be a non-judgemental and confidential friend.
- have easy to read body language.
- save money
- be attuned and sensitive to our emotions.
- be a buffer to stress.
It is now the responsibility of the employer to create a workplace environment that has a positive impact on their employees physical, emotional, social and mental health, this is where CALs services can help.
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“Just like physical health we all have mental health. Every one of us will face setbacks in our lives. And every one of us will face challenges with our mental health as a result. The consequences of this silence, confusion, stigma and even shame have reached a crisis point in the UK”
The Duke of Cambridge