Equine therapy

Equine Assisted Therapy incorporates horses into the therapeutic process.

How does the therapy work?

Our therapists are AHPRA-registered clinical, or child and developmental psychologists, and they all have significant experience of horses.

We can work with a broad range of mental health issues, including:

Anxiety
Depression
Low self-confidence
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Behavioural issues
Trauma and PTSD

Clients typically attend around 10 sessions, and in that time may learn to manage their anxiety, build their confidence, improve their self-esteem, manage their feelings, and develop the social skills they need to lead a more fulfilling life.

Families are involved throughout therapy, and our clinicians will also liaise with other relevant parties – like schools and support workers – to ensure that every young person is completely understood.

instructor guiding horse and girl
Boy patting horse at gate
horse in front of rehab4rehab sign

How does the process work?

Step 3

Watch our welcome video with your young person so you can meet our team, our gorgeous four legged friends, see what our facility is like and get an idea of what to expect. (Video coming soon!)

Step 4

Attend your appointment – nice to meet you! 

Did you know?

“Mental illness is very common. One in five (20%) Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental illness in any year. The most common mental illnesses are depressive, anxiety and substance use disorders.”

“The onset of mental illness is typically around mid-to-late adolescence and Australian youth (18-24 years old) have the highest prevalence of mental illness than any other age group.”  This is WHY we need to get in early to support young people.

“Access to treatment is essential as approximately 75% of people admitted to public sector mental health inpatient services improve notably. In particular, primary mental health care services are central in addressing signs of mental illness in children and young people with appropriate treatment providing both immediate and long-term positive outcomes.” We CAN do this together, but we need YOUR support!

Our charity needs your help

We already have a waiting list of families who cannot afford equine therapy. They do not yet have a diagnosis which means:

• no mental health plan or
• they do have a mental health plan BUT, it may not cover equine therapy