Small animal mentoring is an experiential approach working with various animals living on our site, helping the participant to learn how to care for animals that need to be provided for, as well as reflecting on the relationships around them and their own emotions. Mentoring helps young people set and work towards personal goals, develop confidence and overcome fears, as well as developing problem solving skills. Our programme explores identity, family history, dreams, goals, friendships, communication, boundaries and other areas tailored to individual needs.

Small animals is suitable for young people who have an interest in animals but perhaps don't have an interest in horses, like being outdoors and may be struggling in the educational or home setting due to behavioural, emotional, social and or learning difficulties / disabilities.

Our Mentoring approach is a relational one, working with young people where they are at, but also offering high challenge and high support.

Our Mentoring Programmes explore young people’s identity, traits and characteristics, hopes, dreams, goal setting, confidence, self-esteem, self-worth, friendships, communication and body language, anger etc.

Young people are referred to this programme from Social Services, Schools, Local Education Authorities, Pupil Referral Units, Youth Services and Parents. We can work with young people in small groups, if appropriate, but most of our work is 1-1.

How to refer

Click the button below to fill in an online referral form now; or here to download our referral form and return it to [email protected]

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