A joint initiative between the Student Support Office and the veterinarian at ICBAS Luísa Guardão was presented at the reception ceremony for new students.
Starting this academic year, students at the Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar of the University of Porto (ICBAS-UP) will be able to participate in sessions assisted by a certified dog. The novelty is the result of a partnership between the Student Support Office and the veterinarian Luísa Guardão, with the aim of making a difference in the prevention of students' mental health and well-being.
On the other side of the Student Support Office door, ICBAS students can find, this academic year, not only one of the service's psychologists, but also the dog “Lola” – recently certified to carry out animal-assisted interventions by ÂNIMAS, together with the veterinarian Luísa Guardão -, with whom you can contact in previously scheduled sessions.
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Source: Notícias UP; Image: NVSTUDIO