Testimonials

Testimonials

'The  best  thing  about  this  program is that it calmed me down and helped me to feel  less  anxious.  I felt very stressed  a  lot  of  the time before I started  this  program.'

Student, Year 11 Yarra/Darebin

'The best thing about this program is creating a network of friends who I know struggle in a similar way to me.'

Student, Year 11 - Yarra/Darebin

"Thanks so much Gemma and George for working with us each week.  You made us feel important and helped us to learn strategies to work through our problems.  We loved teaching George some tricks and he is so caring and gentle.  The CC program was the highlight of our week!"

Student - Whittlesea.

‘That we learnt to calm ourselves down and that we get to see a dog’.

Student, Primary school

'The best thing about this program is giving me confidence and not always being anxious'

Student, Year 7 - Moreland

'The  program had a huge impact on my anxiety and has helped me overcome it.'

Student, Year 9 - Moreland

'I Love Charlie and Jo!! It was a really good program and it helped me with a lot of things, even with finding new friends."

Grade 5 Student - Whittlesea

‘This program really helped me realise the types of attitudes that I used towards myself and how sometimes I need to be more positive towards myself’.

Student, Grade 6

‘Knowing others are feeling the way I do some-times’.

Student, Grade 6

What was the best thing about doing the program: 'Meeting others and feeling wanted.'

Student, Year 8 - Moreland

‘I learnt so many techniques and emotions, that I have actually experienced. It also helped me understand the importance of mindfulness’.

Student, Grade 6

‘Interacting with the dog. Colouring in. Learning about all the techniques to improve my confidence and all the mindfulness strategies, etc really helped me to improve my confidence’.

Student, Year 7

‘Knowing how to calm myself down (using mindfulness). Learning about things through Chachka’.

Student, Grade 5

‘I can calm myself down in mindfulness. I can get happy with Chachka and I can leave all my bad days behind’.

Student, Grade 5

'Jim taught us how to deal/calm yourself down, I can deal with my emotions now’.

Student, Year 7

‘This program is really good with kids who get anxiety’.

Student, Year 7

‘I thought dog therapy was really useful to me as it taught me mindfulness, confidence etc’ .

Student, Year 7

‘The best thing was being able to have some mindfulness time’.

Student, Primary School

‘Learning how to connect/play with dogs and staying less anxious with dogs.’

Student, Grade 6

‘Feeling mindful’.

Student, Primary School

‘Being calm and doing work’.

Student, Grade 7