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Animals in Mind

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Stonegarth, East End, Scaldwell, Northampton, Northamptonshire
United Kingdom

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Animals in Mind provides an alternative education provision that offers Animal Assisted Intervention). They work with children (aged 5+), young people, and adults who want to achieve their potential and improve their life chances in school or the workplace.

Animal Assisted Interventions (Play Therapy and Animal Assisted Education) are suitable for young people with learning difficulties or social, emotional, and mental health needs.

Animals in Mind provide 1:1 or small group sessions as an outreach service to schools, clients, care settings, in the client's home, or on-site in Scaldwell (just outside Northampton).

Animal Assisted Intervention is a new field of development for supporting a person through difficult times to aid personal growth. The interactions with animals are enjoyable and relaxing. They enhance both learning and therapy outcomes.

Educational and therapeutic goals can be achieved through individualised person-centred activities or the achievement of land-based qualifications.

Children and adults with special educational needs benefit from sensory interaction, personal growth, and learning. Engaging with well-trained animals builds their confidence.

Therapy and training progress at the individual’s own pace. Services are person-centred and non-directive (where appropriate).

Age range
Suitable for ages from 5 years to 100 years
Referral Route
No Referral Needed
Type of Service
Schools and Education Providers
Eligibility Criteria
Age Range - School
Provider Category
  • Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support
  • Targeted Services - Additional Support Needs
Special Needs
Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)

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Last updated 04 July 2023