Equine Therapeutic Services (Ponies Help Children)

Who is this for?

  • children and young people (under 18) – no younger than three years old

Who provides this?

  • Ponies Help Children

Description

Ponies Help Children rescue ponies and turn their lives around. This is achieved by filling them full of love and predictable routines. The ponies learn to trust again. Once this happens the ponies then work with people of all ages to help build resilience, improve mental health. The charity was founded in 2015 by Mother and Daughter partnership where they worked with 2 – 4 children each week. This has since increased to around 80 now. We have 5 staff and around 30 volunteers.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?

Private referrals and referrals from other charities are discounted to £12 each session

Is there a waiting list?

No

Location information

  • Private parking available
  • Wheelchair access

Opening times

Weekdays: 10.00 -11.00 am and 5.00 – 6.00 pm

Contact Details

Ponies Help Children
Blairmains Farm, Harthill, Shotts, ML7 5TJ

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Types of support on offer:

Support in person

Type of services on offer:

Anxiety
Bereavement, grief and change
Black and minority ethnic communities
Carers
Complex needs
Depression
Eating disorders
LGBTQ+
Living in care
Loneliness/isolated groups
Long term conditions/disabilities
Low mood
Men
Older people
Relationships and Family life
School, college, and university
Self confidence and self esteem
Self harm
Stress
Substance use
Survivors of abuse
Trauma
Women
Young carers

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