PROGRAMS

Delta Paws the Pressure Program

Reduce stress and promote wellbeing with a Paws the Pressure session.

Would you like Delta Therapy Dogs to come to your workplace or campus? 

 

Our Paws the Pressure program brings volunteer Delta Therapy Dog Teams to a wide variety of settings as a unique well-being initiative designed to reduce stress and boost morale.  Paws the Pressure sessions are tailored to meet the needs of diverse groups, including students, corporate teams, front line service providers, and not-for-profit workers. 

 

A Paws the Pressure session involves calming cuddles and friendly paw-shakes with Delta Therapy Dogs, as well as chats with our Delta volunteers, who each have wonderful stories to share about their volunteer journey and the joy their Delta Therapy Dog brings to the community.

Paws the Pressure sessions can be tailored to coincide with:

  • A period of organisational change;

  • Times of operational stress;

  • Team-building sessions or a relaxed morning tea;

  • Wellbeing days and mental health awareness initiatives;

  • Student orientation or exam weeks .

 

 

 

Duration

An in-person Paws the Pressure session lasts up to 90 minutes.  While the number of Delta Therapy Dog Teams in a session will vary depending on number of participants and volunteer availability, generally, between 2-5 Delta Therapy Dog Teams will attend a session.

In-person sessions can be booked: 

  • as one-off events; 

  • as a package of four or more sessions; 

  • as a yearly contract with one session per month.

Your Paws the Pressure session helps others.

In addition to meeting a friendly Delta Therapy Dog, proceeds from Paws the Pressure sessions help us to continue to deliver on our purpose of helping animals bring joy through our Therapy Dog Program in hospitals, aged care facilities, mental health facilities, palliative care, disability services, correctional facilities and schools. 

 

Paws the Pressure provides a unique, evidenced-based well-being experience that creates “the best day ever” while helping those who need it most.

Program cost

The cost for a 90-minute one-off Paws the Pressure session is $945+GST. Discounts are

available when booking multiple sessions and for not-for-profit organisations as our way

of giving back to the community.

On submitting a booking request, we will provide you with an updated quote. 

 

To start planning this unique wellbeing initiative, click on the “Request a Paws the Pressure session” banner or contact the Paws the Pressure Program Coordinator.

Working remotely or unable to be on site for a session? 

The Paws the Pressure program can also be delivered through the Delta Therapy Digi-Dogs Program, bringing Delta Therapy Dogs to participants in a live or pre-recorded online session, uniquely tailored for the needs of your organisation. 

An online session allows participants to remain connected with each other and

experience the joy of a Delta Therapy Dog teams, even while working remotely.

If you would like to plan an online session, please reach out to discuss your needs. 

Contact the Paws the Pressure Program Coordinator

 

0422 864 031 | elizabeth.thompson@deltatherapydogs.org.au

Testimonials

"We had PAWS come for R U OK? Day as a way to alleviate stress in a very high performing environment. I was blown away by the welcome the dogs got - over 200 people came to meet the dogs. Everyone was raving. I've had multiple requests for repeat visits already." 

Price Waterhouse Coopers