Equine and Animal Assistance

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Assistance dogs Australia -  Assistance dogs Australia offer a free-to-client service. Assistance dogs provide Independence, self-esteem, improved health and relationships to individuals and families – resulting in stronger and more successful communities. 

Postal Address - PO BOX 233, Pyrmont, NSW 2009

Telephone -  (Toll Free) 1800 688 364 

Center for service therapy dogs Australia -  The center for service and therapy dogs Australia (CSTDA) is focused on working with specifically trained dogs within mutually defined programs, to assist people to achieve predefined therapeutic and educational goals .

Locations Nationwide

Telephone - 0458458541

Email  - info@cstda.com.au    

Equine Alliance -  Equine Activities have been beneficial in working with, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, trauma, addictive behaviours, eating disorders, ADHD, grief and loss, PTSD, ASD, conduct disorders, attachment disorders, domestic violence. 

Address -  79 Hunchy Rd, Palmwoods QLD 4555 

Telephone -  (07) 5457 3736 

Equine Assisted therapy Australia - Equine Assisted therapy aims to combine counselling, equine assisted therapy, art therapy, mindfulness practices, yogic philosophy and horsemanship to provide restorative retreats, individual sessions and training to support people with varying needs and from all walks of life. 

Address -  309 Petsch Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley QLD 4228 

Telephone -  0404 787 162 

Equus Terra -  Equus Terra believes that they can break every and any barrier which stands in the way of people with Autism/ADD/ADHD and anxiety to have a happier and healthier life. 

Address -   272 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga QLD 4104 

Telephone -  0402 961 428 

Guide Dogs Australia -Therapy Dogs and Autism assistance dogs -  The Therapy Dog Program is a community focused service which has been offered by Guide Dogs for over 30 years. A Therapy Dog may provide comfort, companionship and emotional support to individuals, families, and those attending or residing in facilities, whom experience behavioral, emotional, developmental and mental health conditions, physical disabilities, or isolation caused by age or illness. 

Please see you states Guide dog association for details .

Location

Guide dogs SA/NT

Guide Dogs WA

Heads and tails equine assisted clinical psychology  - Founded by Dr Anna Cohen & Emma Caldwell, Heads & Tails is an equine therapy program designed to reach children and young people that traditional room-based therapy cannot help. Counselling for kids is enhanced by equine therapy.

Address -  397 Darling Street, Balmain, NSW 2041 

Telephone -  (02) 9555 1168 

Horses for Hope -  People and horses work together in a safe and therapeutic environment to foster self efficacy, empathy, resilience and emotional management. 

Address 840 Ardmona Road Mooroopna North Victoria 3629

Telephone - 0417541778

Horse sense for humans -  Horse Sense for Humans uses the Eagala model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Personal Development and is a leading service provider in the Eurobodalla Shire and the NSW South Coast.

 Locations 

  • Longridge Equestrian Centre

               Malua Bay NSW 2536 

  • Ellesmere Equine Centre

               Turlinjah NSW 2537

Telephone - 0413 337 007  

Melbourne Equine Assisted Counselling -  Melbourne Equine Assisted Counselling works with individuals, couples and groups offering sessions for children, teens and adults. Equine Assisted Counselling is a form of therapy where the horse acts as a co-facilitator and is a holistic alternative to traditional room based therapies.  

Address - Pearcedale Road, Cranbourne South, Victoria 3977

Telephone - 0434 437 637 

Mind your paws - The Mind Your Paws Therapy Dog team consists of a registered School Teacher (handler) and a certified Therapy Dog.  Our Therapy Dogs are certified through Lead the way.

Servicing Darwin, Palmeston and surrounding areas NT.

Telephone -  0400 298 505 

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Perth Equine and Art therapy -  Social & Emotional Learning Program for Children & Adolescents. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, combined with Art Psychotherapy, is an effective, non-threatening, active and fun.

Location - Darling Downs WA

Telephone -  0412 543 885 

Red Rocks Stud - Red Rock Stud offer therapy in 5 and 10 week blocks this is in conjunction with qualified psychologists and they offer a travelling service. They also work with special needs children, youth justice and family services. They have found this to be an effective model of therapy for engaging and retaining attendance from clients who struggle with traditional methods. 

Address - Humpty Doo NT 0836 

Telephone -  (08) 89760900 

Righteous pups -  RPA exists to train dogs for Autism Assistance, Medical Alert and Therapy roles, which empower children, young people and adults, and their families, to live with greater independence and quality of life. 

Address -  P.O. Box 429 Golden Square Victoria 3555 

Telephone -  (03) 5435 4108 

Riding for the disabled association of Victoria -  Since 1970, RDAV has been a community-driven not-for-profit that enables people with disability of all ages and backgrounds to experience freedom and independence through equestrian activities. 

 Locations

Sydney Equine assisted learning -  Sydney Equine Assisted Learning (SydneyEAL), offers a range of therapeutic and educational activities involving horses. We provide both Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Sessions (Eagala Model -EAP) and Equine Assisted Learning Programs (EAL). It is a therapy that uses horses to help humans.

 Locations   

  • Blaxlands Ridge 
  • Castlereagh, NSW 

Telephone -  0405 117 968  

Wedgatail rides -  Specialises in creating beautiful and conscious connections between people and horses. Their horses provide people of all abilities with the opportunity to experience, learn and heal with horses  – all in a natural environment.  We work with children and adults. 

Address - 205 Parkinsons Rd, Launching Place, Vic 3139 

Telephone -  0417 312 602