“Enhancing the lives, learning and emotional wellbeing of young people through specialist canine support”
Canine Assisted Learning is at the forefront of animal assisted interventions, providing a range of services to schools, colleges and universities across the UK.
Our bespoke therapeutic programmes show continuous improvement in targeted areas of emotional and academic development. The progressive and innovative therapeutic intervention, engages young people through the development of the human-animal bond and is of significant benefit to those who struggle to engage in traditional interventions and therapies.
There are significant benefits that come from the bond between young people and animals, that combined with our specialist training and our professional teams, provide an essential formula to overcoming challenges faced in society today.
Canine Assisted Learning provides animal assisted interventions, activities and support to state, independent and specialist schools, colleges and universities across the UK.
Our specially trained assistance dogs and animal assisted intervention practitioners have a wealth of experience working with young people in mainstream schools, along with those with complex additional needs and challenging behaviour in specialist schools. We take pride in the professional, unique service we offer and strive to be at the forefront of Animal Assisted Interventions in education in the UK.
In 2004, a national survey found that 1 in 10 children had a diagnosed mental health disorder. By 2017, this has risen to 1 in 8 children and young people under the age of 19 (NHS Digital, 2017). This represents the children who have an official diagnosis, but the pressure on mental health services means that fewer children are being assessed and ‘diagnosed’. We know from our experience of working in this field that far more are struggling and not receiving the help and support they need. Therefore, we believe it is increasingly important that we endeavour to make schools more mentally healthy – a cause we feel incredibly passionate about.