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).