Darley Primary School

Darley Primary School has had the privilege of partnering with the HEAL program for nearly a decade. Each year a number of students from a range of ages engage with the HEAL program. They attend for 8 weeks and work closely with the horses and facilitators.

It is absolutely amazing to see the affect these sessions have on our students. Often a little intimidated and anxious at first, the students grow to become aware of how their own behaviour is mirrored by the horses and with this insight their confidence grows around these amazing animals and the students develop strong connections with them.

This insight and confidence is often transferred back into the school setting and into these children’s “normal” lives. We often see an improvement in their engagement at school, an improvement in their learning and a general improvement in their mental health and wellbeing.

Michelle and her crew are amazing facilitators of this program and are the most genuinely beautiful people to work with.
HEAL will long be a program our school engages with. It has had such a massive impact on our students and we look forward to continue to offer it as an option for some of our vulnerable students.

Catholic Regional College

Catholic Regional College has worked with the Heal program from its implementation and we are often blown away by the impacts that it has had on some of our students. We have noticed particular success with students suffering from anxiety.

Over the 8 sessions of the program it is a privilege to observe their increase in self confidence and self worth, many of them overcoming long term fears.

Quite often the program creates social connections and shared experiences between the four students that we send and this has created friendships for sometimes isolated students. I think the program makes each student feel special and valued and for some is a welcome break from the school environment.

We are always impressed by the professional, caring and flexible approach of the facilitators. They are a pleasure to work with and our students love them. I fully recommend the program.

How We Do Things Differently

Not all equine therapists are the same.  Just like all horses are not the same.

How we differ at Heal@Millbrook is through our expertise and qualifications and importantly, we always have two human co-facilitators present for each and every session.

There is no riding of the horses at Heal@Millbrook.

We provide a purposely-built therapeutic environment that protects your privacy and confidentiality.