British Dog Helps Students in School’s Calm Room

Ralph the teaching assistant

High school can be full of stress for students. Sometimes that stress leads to serious mental health problems if it’s left unaddressed. Thankfully more and more schools are finding ways to help students with their mental health, the same way school nurses help with physical health. One school in England is not only part of a mental health pilot program, but has a resident dog who helps anxious and stressed students.

According to ITV, Ralph is the resident dog in Patcham High School’s Calm Room. Students can visit the Calm Room whenever they want. One student told an ITV reporter that he comes “sometimes when he’s upset.” Another student said he comes in to talk whenever he’s upset and has problems.

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