The Happy Pod

Improving youth mental health using pet therapy

Student Project

Social Purpose:

Current Status:

New Idea

Project Team:

Alayah, Gytanshu, Alfia, Charlie, Paige

Problem Statement

How might we create a safe space for young people so that they can express themselves freely without judgment from others?

Customer / Problem

Young people in our generation struggle with poor mental health, but often don't feel comfortable seeking help. 


Our solution is to set up a therapy centre where young people can access pet therapy as well as trained therapists. Pet therapy is proven to help people relax and feel more likely to open up during therapy sessions. The centre will also be a chance for young people to meet others who can empathise with their experience, strengthening connections within our community.

an image of a woman holding a dog and feeling relaxed

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Murray Bridge High School




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