What We Do
Our mission is to help people learn, grow and heal through the benefits of the human animal bond. We achieve this by positive, inspiring, educative or therapeutic interactions with our amazing and eclectic mix of companion animals.
Animals in Mind delivers Animal Assisted Activities, including Animal Assisted Therapy/Interventions, and Animal Assisted Education.
Animal Assisted Therapy is provided to individuals and or organisations and education providers. We specialise in working with neuro-diverse individuals and those with additional needs.
Animal Education Workshops are provided to Schools, Clubs, Charities, Home Schooling (including EOTAS funded alternative provision). We also work in residential Care Home for Children, Individuals with Disabilities and Older People.
Our educational and therapy based sessions with our amazing co-therapist animals are life-enhancing and places high regard for the welfare of our animals.
Animal Assisted Therapy / Interventions
Animal Assisted Therapy and Intervention is a relatively new field in the UK, with a wide range of applications / goals and benefits. We specialise in working with neuro-diverse individuals, supporting emotional regulation and learning difficulties.
We work with individuals with mental health / burn-out, social anxieties and agoraphobia.
Our interventions are low demand, client driven and totally flexible, so ideal for individuals with ASD with a Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) profile.
Animal Assisted Education
Animal Assisted Education services cover a wide range of applications and users, from curriculum sessions covering KS 1-5 in Schools, through to Summer School Activities and homer schooling consortia.
We also specialise in providing 1-1 and small group Alternative Education for children with SEN / EHCP.
We are listed on the local offer and care givers and parents working to reach agreements for EOTA funding will find that we are recognised in the provision of support for educational and therapeutic outcomes by local authorities.
Animal Assisted Encounters in Care and for Mental Health
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We work with both Children and Adult Care and with profound and complex needs and disabilities.
We work with child protection services, young peoples mental health services (NHSCT, at Berrywood Hospital), Acquired Brain Injury Units, as well as Assisted Living Centres for all ages and needs of clients.
What We Offer
From the start of our correspondence, Lynn was helpful and very accommodating. The price was also incredible for the quality of the visit. All my class got to interact with several animals and were able to ask lots of questions to develop their learning. Lynn was informative, warm and adapted her visit to suit our needs. I was particularly impressed with how she catered for our SEND children. Overall an experience myself and the children will never forget. The smiles on their faces were priceless.