World Mental Health Day 2022: London Fire Brigade welcome new wellbeing dogs

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Peggy and Koli will start visiting stations across the capital later this year.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) has welcomed two new canine recruits to their team to help support well being as part of World Mental Health Day.

Peggy and Koli will start visiting stations across the capital later this year with their firefighter handler, who is a trained Mental Health First Aider.

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 Meet Peggy and Koli, London Fire Brigade’s new wellbeing dogs Meet Peggy and Koli, London Fire Brigade’s new wellbeing dogs
Meet Peggy and Koli, London Fire Brigade’s new wellbeing dogs

The visits will provide an opportunity for staff to meet the dogs and talk about mental health and wellbeing matters.

LFB said: “Evidence shows that animals like Peggy and Koli can have a calming influence on people.”

World Mental Health Day aims to offer support and ending the stigma around mental health.

The international event has been recognised for more than 70 years and highlights the work being done to ensure mental health is treated with as equal importance as physical health.

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on October 10 every year.

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