Case studies

  • NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Residential Unit – Greater Manchester

    Young people attending a Residential Mental Health Unit in Greater Manchester have a wide range of emotional issues. The charity HorseHeard believed that introducing the young people to a different intervention could have positive impacts and bring benefits to this group. Consequently HorseHeard developed a four week programme, ‘Me, Myself and I’. This used Equine […]

  • A student’s perspective

    HorseHeard recently ran a workshop with a group of girls from Godolphin & Latymer  School – hosted for HorseHeard by Graham Dawson and Kate Mably. The session was very well received by the pupils and attending staff, and we are hopeful that this will be the beginning of positive relationship for all. We would to share […]

  • Helping others to help young people ….

        Sometimes we have the pleasure of working with other people who also work with young people – helping them to help young people, if you like! We recently did some work with a team from Brookside Education in Ilford, here are a couple of their reflections of on the experience: – “What I took […]

  • Acclaim for our first Cornish engagement

      HorseHeard has just finished it’s first complete programme in Cornwall, working with young people from Brannel School at Rasparveth Riding School. It has been a wonderfully successful programme for all parties – with great feedback throughout – and we are looking forward to the opportunity of continuing this relationship. We are also very pleased […]

  • Now that’s what I call beneficial!

    Since early 2013 HorseHeard have been working with Adviza and Wikima in the Thames Valley as part of the innovative Energise programme, working with young people deemed at risk of becoming NEET. Initial findings have now been published in the trade press (Children and Young People Now magazine). The early findings are extremely positive – […]

  • Allie Crewe’s presentation at House of Lords (LEAP)

    My name is Allie Crewe, I am passionate about horses! Some of you may ride, or own a horse. None of the students who took part in this project had ever touched a horse. I have 3 key messages. 1. Half my students live in poverty.   Xaverian is officially an outstanding college in inner […]

  • An honest reaction from an independent

    Follow the link below to read an honest and candid reaction from someone with no real previous experience who joined us at Checkendon Equestrian Centre in April. It summarizes her experiences of sharing the day with the young people and horses, and beautiful explains how and why this is such a powerful medium.