Visiting Services

Theraupetic Outreach

We offer a visiting service to many different community groups and care homes, as well as working within the NHS. We adapt and tailor sessions to meet all different kinds of needs. In fact, our service is suitable for anyone who enjoys the company of animals. We work with people with mental health issues, learning disabilities and dementia; adolescent mental health services and rehabilitation units; people with autism, and common mental health issues such as low mood and anxiety.

The maximum number participants in a session is six. This is to make sure everyone receives the full benefit. We bring therapy dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and rats/mice. Where appropriate participants are able to hold the guinea pigs and rats/mice, and work with the dogs. We do not hold our rabbits. Sessions are lead by 1 staff member and 1-2 volunteers.

 

Sessions last 1 hour (2 hours is blocked off on our calendar for travel time).

Please email admin@noahs-art.co.uk to book or for more info

Benefits for patients/residents:

  • Improved mood

  • Renewed motivation

  • Increased social interaction

  • Greater engagement and alertness

  • Improved staff-patient relationship/dynamic

Educational Outreach Services

Dog Assisted Resilience

 

An 8 week course suitable for up to 6 students. Topics covered include animal welfare, basic dog training, mental health awareness and “Mindful Paws”. We bring two dogs and two therapists.  The aim of these sessions is to engage students who may be struggling and teach communication skills and techniques to manage stress through engagement with the dogs.

One-off sessions are also available.

Sessions last 1 hour (2 hours is blocked off on our calendar for travel time).

Please email admin@noahs-art.co.uk to book or for more info

Animal Assisted Relaxation & Engagement sessions

A six week course for up to 10 students. Topics covered include animal welfare, mental health awareness and “Mindful Paws”. We bring up to 4 staff, a dog, a bonded pair of rabbits, two to three guinea pigs and rats or mice. The aim of these sessions is to support stress reduction, promote the exploration of mental health, bring the benefits of mindfulness, and inspire animal-related career ambitions.

One off sessions are also available.

Sessions last 1 hour (2 hours is blocked off on our calendar for travel time).

Please email admin@noahs-art.co.uk to book or for more info

Corporate Wellbeing Services

We come to your office or workplace with our therapy animals in tow. All we need is an enclosed room to set up. Maximum session time is 1 hour as this is the limit for our therapy animals. We would recommend splitting the hour session into four 15 minute time slots, as we could only work with 4-6 people at a time to keep the stress on our animals to a minimum and for people to get the most benefit.

 

We bring 1 therapy dog, 2 rabbits, 2-4 guinea pigs and rats/mice. Clients are able to hold the smaller animals. We don’t hold our rabbits, but set up a pen for the rabbits to roam in and where clients can sit and relax. Rats/Mice are amazing therapy animals and even clients unsure at first end up with a rat on their shoulder! We bring homemade treats for our therapy dogs who work the room with their magic.

 

Sessions are supported by at least 2 lead therapists and 2 volunteers. Bulk bookings are possible at a discount!

Sessions last 1 hour (2 hours is blocked off on our calendar for travel time).

1:1 and other options

We can also provide 1:1 animal-assisted wellbeing sessions for individual students, or work with you to provide a bespoke session.

Please enquire at admin@noahs-art.co.uk

Please email admin@noahs-art.co.uk to book or for more info