Willow Farm Equine Assisted Therapy CIC

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Last Updated: 12/01/2024

Willow Farm Equine Facilitated Therapy CIC Is based on a small, rural, relaxed, horse ranch in the SKDC district of Lincolnshire.

This alternative type of therapy, offers a safe, non-judgmental, non-clinical space, where anyone who is struggling mental ill health, or experiencing difficulties with wellbeing, can seek support.

As part of a small group, attendees participate in structured, professionally lead, therapeutic activities that are centred around horses.
Participants develop a tool kit of self-help techniques during their time with us.
All of the support staff are facilitating listeners, and are all people with lived experience; between them they cover a wide range of sensitive topics with understanding.
No prior experience with horses required.

We also offer Saturday Socials with Equine Friends at Willow Farm Equine Assisted Therapy, at Fulbeck, Lincolnshire.
This small group therapeutic work involves participation in exercises with horses and  spending time in the presence of the horses. All activities are professionally led.

This is a complementary therapy and will not impact on any other services being accessed by participants.

Session times are either 9-11.30 or 10.30am- 1pm.

We ask for a 6 session commitment over 6 months between October 2023 and March 2024.

You can self-refer or refer somebody else to the programme.

Booking is essential.

Referrals/booking/any questions or for more

This is good for wellbeing because

  • We provide a non-clinical environment & safe space, for people to talk and express their feelings. However, we also provide space for people to “just be”: for those not ready to talk, but needing respite from everyday life.
  • Activities are done in small groups, with people of similar experiences, to facilitate friendships and support networks to develop which can continue outside of the setting.
  • Outdoor, quiet, relaxed, calm environment where people can seek sanctuary and respite. Staff with a wide range of lived experiences if people wish to talk, however there is no obligation to do so, people are welcome just to be here.

It has made a massive difference to find a space where mental health is open and acknowledged without being the focal point of the session. I have built confidence both in my own ability and in being able to speak openly without anxiety or judgment even if I'm wrong or weird, the horses don't care ! That gives me a huge level of peace when I return home afterwards

How to contact

Where to go

Willow Farm
Brant Road
Fulbeck
South Kesteven
Lincolnshire NG32 3JA

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