Mindfulness with Horses

by horsesforcauses in Whetstone, Leicestershire, England

To provide an equine assisted workshop to support adults with mental health challenges.

by horsesforcauses in Whetstone, Leicestershire, England

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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by November 20th 2018 at 6:50am

Founded by Sharon Wood, in 2010 and winners of an outstanding achievement award 2013, for their community service to improve the quality of people’s lives, they continue to develop innovative ways to engage people through equine interaction.

Horses for Causes has been offering an alternative therapy to vulnerable people ,it provides a person centred framework that is tailor made for each individual circumstances.  The therapeutic team consisting of an equine specialist, a qualified mental health professional and a number of horses are able to provide therapy sessions for vulnerable people through quick assessments and referrals from organisations and councils.  By delivering a preventative and early intervention services it will help reduce demand for high-cost services.
We delivered Hands on with Horses in 2018, a summer activity for vulnerable young people to get involved in, these may be young people that:
•    Have mental health Issues eg. Autism, Learning Difficulties
•    Have physical health issues eg. Dyspraxia
•    Are from a disadvantaged background
•    Have no access to financing other summer activities
•    Have difficulties with socialising with others

One of our workshops was helping children (in looked after care, foster care, etc). The positive mindset was  a great introductory to mindfulness, we now want to offer something similar to adults. We invite a Mindfulness instructor to join the therapeutic team to provide and deliver 10 hours of innovative therapy.

Any monies raised have helped to provide adequate care for the horses, pay for any equipment, and help towards hiring instructors and specialists.

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