Staff and students at Halesowen College will be able to boost their health and wellbeing at a new animal café.

Animal cafes are where customers can pet a furry friend while grabbing a cuppa to help them rest and relax more and is the idea of the College’s multi-faith Chaplain Hazel Charlton.

The College is hosting an Animal Café in their coffee shop where students and staff can come in breaks and interact with some furry friends from the Animal Care department.

And a fun and friendly logo for the café and a poster promoting it has been designed by graphics student Bethany Eyes, aged 17. She will be illustrating a range of animals for future posters.

It is also a chance for staff and students to meet Hazel, who can offer personal and spiritual support to those of all faiths and none in both routine and crisis times of life

It is expected that relaxing with the animals and chatting with Hazel will prove popular, the café will be held every second Tuesday of the month from 1.30pm.

Hazel said:

“Interacting with animals has been scientifically proven to have a calming and relaxing effect so the main aim of the café is to improve wellbeing. We are all very excited and are sure it will prove popular.”