In a recent post, I mentioned my deep and abiding commitment to better change, at a fundamental level – change that impacts a person’s wellbeing, mental health, education, living conditions, self-belief and opportunities. Over the last few months, I have explored how I can best be of service to organisations that have reach into the community and do amazing work. Financially and through service, be it hands-on on the ground or using my experience in leading and landing effective change.
I am delighted to announce that I have been appointed Deputy Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Delta Institute, an organisation that brightens the lives of approximately 20,000 people around Australia each week.
I have been a dog person all my life – usually having 2-3 in our family at any given time. Delta believes that the human-animal bond improves quality of life and in the social, emotional and physiological benefits of positive interaction between people and therapy animals. I have seen that first hand when I have engaged Delta to come into workplaces undergoing all scales of change and in my own experience with aged care.
Delta’s programs include Paws the Pressure (for workplaces), Delta Therapy dogs, Classroom Canines and visits to hospitals, aged care facilities, mental health facilities, dementia wards, palliative care, disability services, health clinics, schools, correctional facilities and workplaces.
I am so excited to be offered this opportunity and can’t wait to get started!
Find out more about Delta programs, volunteering or donating at the Deltra Society website.