Katie Newell

Raising vital funds for Childrens Therapeutic Services

Fundraising for Black Country Women's Aid
raised of £500 target
We raise funds for survivors of abuse to help change lives & secure their future


Dog Therapy is a wonderful way of working with children who have been through very difficult circumstances and fled homes where they did not feel safe. Working with a therapy dog:

  • Helps reduce anxiety and stress and builds feelings of comfort
  • Helps build trust: Mysti offers complete acceptance and love; it feels safe to talk to Mysti and they can say anything to her
  • Helps children who might struggle to talk about their feelings: they can talk about Mysti instead!
  • Helps children manage while they are feeling difficult emotions; Mysti provides a distraction so they don’t get distressed or overwhelmed
  • Promotes self-esteem
  • Help children to work together as a group with Mysti in games and activities
  • Mysti is also playful – we can laugh and have much-needed fun!

About the charity

Black Country Women’s Aid is an independent charity which has supported survivors of abuse and exploitation in the West Midlands for 30 years. We believe that no-one should have to live in fear of violence and abuse. We listen, we support, we care.

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