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About Animal Assisted Therapy/Intervention

Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) and Intervention (AAI) is a relatively new field acknowledged as an important aspect of 'One Health'. Animal Assisted Therapy sessions which are delivered responsibly offer numerous benefits to the participants, and the animal involved. For recipients, Animal Assisted Therapy can have a positive impact on physical abilities as well as addressing psychological, social, educational, emotional and cognitive needs''.

Source: Society for Companion Animal Studies (2019)

Who We Are


Animals in Mind is run by Lynn Hart; a lifelong animal lover and educationalist. Recognising the positive impact of animals on well -being and learning, Lynn began working with the assistance of her eclectic mix of amazing animals to support individuals, schools, charities, the care sector and community groups in 2019.

Prior to launching Animals in Mind, Lynn spent the last 12 years of her 25 plus year career in education working in or with Agricultural Colleges across the UK and working as an advisor to the Department for Education. Central to her work was the work in supporting education providers nationally on the implementation of the SEN Code of Practice and in assuring excellence in inclusion for learners with learning difficulties and disabilities.


All team members at AiM are trained in Health and Safety (including Farm Safety), Safeguarding, and Paediatric First Aid.


Meet the Team

We are a very small team, but we have a big impact. We are all DBS (enhanced) checked, trained in Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Online Safety and Paediatric First Aid). Find out more about us below.

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