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Animals Heal: Join The Animal-Assisted Therapy For Elderly Conference To Battle Loneliness And Ill-Health

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Those who have pets can vouch for it: animals have healing powers. Apart from giving unconditional love, animals keep you company and help battle loneliness.

They also know how to sense your mood, contribute to positive mental health, and give you a reason to wake up in the morning.

NGO Animal Guardians Malta is more than aware, and has been giving animal-assisted therapy to elderly and people with special needs for over five years. “We have witnessed first-hand how animals can actually help people from various situations,” it said.

On 9th October, the NGO is hosting a conference from 10.30am to 1.30pm to raise awareness about the importance of animal-assisted therapy.

The conference will see the Minister for the Elderly Michael Farrugia speaking, as well as senior research officer Thea Debono and manager of cat-therapy Animal Guardians Malta and cat cafe Carmen Coleiro.

“We believe that this practise should be implemented in everyday life where people shall benefit greatly by it,” Animal Guardians said.

If you are interested in promoting and improving the life of humans through therapeutic relationships with animals, click ‘going’ on the Facebook event or send an email to [email protected].

Will you be attending the animal-assisted therapy conference?

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Belle dives deep into seas and stories. She’s passionate about mental health, environmental sustainability and social justice. When she’s not out and about with her dog, she’s more than happy to hear from you.

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