We Help – Pet Therapy
Glendale’s, youth-led Health Action Team that will share with the school community ways we can be as healthy as possible. This year, the team is focusing on mental well-being. Mental well-being is how we feel about life and how we are doing in life. When we have good mental well-being, we are better able to deal with stress and other challenges that come up. There are five simple actions that when done regularly can boost our mental well-being. These actions, known as the 5 Ways to Mental Well-being are: Connect, Keep learning, Be active, Take notice and Give back.
In January of this year, the Health Action Team hosted a Pet Therapy event. It was such a success that on Tuesday, May 8th during lunch, they will once again host a voluntary opportunity to learn about pet therapy. Pets from St. John’s Ambulance volunteers have specific training. Petting animals has been shown to be very calming and reduces stress. We can “Take notice” of our feelings and “Keep learning” new ways to relax. Being with pets is a great way we can care for our mental well-being.