Are you a resident of NSW?

The NSW Ministry for Health and mindDog are looking for 200 new handler/dog teams as part of the NSW mindDog Expansion Project.

If you take part in this project, your training costs will be subsidised.

If you live in a rural or remote area and a mindDog trainer is not available, long distance training by video and Zoom will be provided free of charge.

The Project also requires that you take part in a Living in the Community  study by completing  a series of simple questions that will remain confidential.

If you are interested in joining the Project please apply now.

Funded by the NSW Ministry of Health 

Anxiety

ANXIETY

 
Depression

DEPRESSION

 
Mental Health

MENTAL HEALTH

ABOUT US

Established: 2011

mindDog assists mental health sufferers to procure, train and certify psychiatric assistance dogs. These dogs assist people with mental health disorders whose lives are often severely compromised by anxiety and fear. With their mindDog they are able to travel on public transport, access public places and take part in social activities which have been closed off to them.

mindDog endorses force free training only.

OUR GALLERY

mindDog is proud to accredit a wide range of breeds of psychiatric assistance dogs.

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MINDDOGS & HANDLERS

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VOLUNTEERS

83

TRAINERS

FINDING A DOG

mindDogs are unlike traditional assistance dogs that the public may have experienced before. We are proud to be able to certify many breeds of dogs as psychiatric assistance dogs.

APPLY

Applying for an assistance dog is not something that should be taken lightly and requires a great deal of support and time from you and your future mindDog.

ASSESSMENTS

After applying to have a mindDog, you will have a range of assessments and sessions with trainers and assessors.