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. Well planned AAI sessions which are delivered responsibly offer numerous benefits to the participants, including those involved in delivering the intervention, as well as to the animal. For recipients, AAI 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.
Lynn is a qualified teacher (PGCE), with a BSc Honours in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, and a Masters Degree in Education, and has completed the Level 1 Animal Assisted Play Therapy® Training.
Lynn is a trustee for RSPCA local branch, and a Non Executive Director of the National Pet College (NPC). Lynn is also a Teacher and Assessor for NPC, and can be seen regularly presenting at the Pet Federation's Annual Conference on pet welfare matters.
Being crazy about wildlife and conservation, particularly Hedgehogs, Lynn is a Hedgehog Champion with Hedgehog Preservation Society and will talk the back legs off anyone who will listen as to how to protect this beautiful British species from extinction.