Paws for thought

Students with Therapy Dog

Paws for thought

Students who are dog tired over the pressures of exams were able to relax this week through the Paws Against Stress initiative.

A pack of Therapet Dogs from the Canine Concern Scotland Trust visited FVC’s Alloa Campus Learning Resource Centre (11am-1pm) on Monday 16 May, to help students de-stress at this hectic time in the academic year.

Students were invited to book their 15 minute dog petting time slots in person at FVC LRCs.

Lynsey Thomson, Trustee and Area Representative, Canine Concern Scotland Trust, said:

“For many years Canine Concern Scotland Trust has seen the stress and anxiety reducing benefits of taking ‘Therapets’ into care homes and hospitals. ‘Paws Against Stress’ allows the students to experience these benefits during exam or assessments periods which can be stressful for them.”

Andrew Bain, from the LRC, said: “Paws Against Stress have been proven to be really beneficial for many groups of people across our society from those suffering from illness to those in stressful jobs and we are confident they can help our students de-stress in the run up to their end of year exams.”


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