LEARN, GROW & HEAL
THROUGH ANIMAL INTERACTIONS

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.

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.

What We Offer

We offer our a range of animal assisted services including animal assisted therapy, education and equine facilitated learning.
Click a topic icon below to view more about each service we provide.

Animal Assisted Therapy /Interventions

 

Learning, growing and healing through the human-animal bond.

Sheep! - Alternative Education Programmes at Animals in Mind - Northamptonshire

Animal Assisted Education

 

Enhance social, emotional and mental health for children struggling in their educational settings

Sheep! - Alternative Education Programmes at Animals in Mind - Northamptonshire

Alternative Education Programmes

 

Individualised hand-on learning through the interaction with animals and / or nature.

Equine Facilated Learning - Animals In Mind

Equine Facilitated Learning

 

Learning, growing and healing through inspiring interactions with donkeys.

Animal Assisted Therapy / Interventions

Animal Assisted Therapy / Interventions

Learning, growing and healing through the human-animal bond.

Animal Assisted Education

Animal Assisted Education

Working with animals to enhance children’s social, emotional and mental health for children struggling in their educational settings

Alternative Education Programmes

Alternative Education Programmes

Individualised hand-on learning through the interaction with animals and / or nature. 

Equine Facilitated Learning

Equine Facilitated Learning

Learning, growing and healing through inspiring interactions with donkeys.

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View our term timetable
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Meet Kayda:
Our Bearded Dragon!

Testimonials

Parent, March 2024

I can highly recommend Animals in Mind. Lynn is amazing and simply has an intuitive way of connecting with the client and understanding their needs. She has been an absolute lifeline for us during the most difficult times and has helped give our young person something to look forward to each week, building self-confidence and self-worth.

The animals have helped enormously with reducing anxiety, providing a diversion from worries, and helping relieve dysregulation and overwhelm, while Lynn offers a listening ear, understanding, and sound advice to develop coping strategies, all without demand and at a pace to suit the client. It’s such a privilege to be able to meet a diverse collection of animals, such as giunea pigs, rabbits, goats, snakes, insects, chickens, reptiles, and rodents, and to also be able to learn about the species, their environment, and their care. The transition from animal assisted therapy to animal assisted education progresses naturally with the client’s interest and ability to engage. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Lynn, and we cannot thank her enough.

Rectory Farm Primary School

 

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.

-Samantha C

15 year old client

 

I really look forward to my sessions with Lynn and the animals. They help to relax me and they’re really fun too.
Frodo the crested gecko is my favourite.

I enjoy being able to learn all about each animal and I also enjoy doing craft activities when we make enrichment treats for the animals or model animals out of clay. It was fun when we learnt some sign language for the animal names too.

I like talking to Lynn because we can relate to each other and it’s not like other therapy where you feel interrogated.

Parent, Northampton

 

Lynn and Buffy the Cat helped my son so much. He was being home schooled, but struggled with anxiety and temper outbursts.

After his six sessions, he could manage his emotions better, grew in confidence and improved his listening too. He loved meeting Kayda, the Bearded dragon as a treat at the end of his sessions. The reports Lynn provided kept us informed of progress, and taught us strategies for in the home and home schooling. We can’t thank Lynn, Buffy (and Kayda) enough.

17yr Old - Berrywood Hospital Client (in-patient) December 2023

 

I really looked forward to seeing Lynn and the animals (particularly Gaston, the Gecko) on Fridays, it gave me something to look forward to all week, and at the visit something to take my mind off the troubles and issues I was facing.

Lynn and the animals never judged me, they were a great distractor and helped me to grow slowly in confidence and believe in myself.

Parent, Kettering

 

My son started visiting Lynn in September 2021, as we needed help with OCD and anxiety. X met a few of the lovely animals at the start, but mostly worked with Bob, the cat. He would prefer to work with Bob, as he ‘was different too, with his missing eye’. He loved it when Bob rubbed his head up and down on X’s legs as he arrived. He’d tell us that Bob was waiting for him. We got great progress reports from Lynn, and the video clips warmed our hearts to see him showing such kindness to Bob. We saw a difference in his skills in empathising, and expression quite quickly and after 7 weeks, he was noticeably less anxious, and happy.

Young Person (in patient) at Berrywood Hospital September 2022

 

Dear Lynn
Thank you so much for the past nine sessions, I have loved it so so much. At the start, I was very shy and hesitant and it has improved my confidence. I was really nervous when presenting Kayda to the staff in the unit, but I loved it and am so proud. I genuinely can’t thank you enough for all that you have done for me and all of us.

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