Animal & Equine Assisted Learning, Life Skills, Therapy and Leadership Programs
Animal Instincts Australia is a Disability and Mental Health Support Service with two locations - Darling Downs (Toowoomba) and Lockyer Valley (Hatton Vale) QLD.
We provide Animal & Equine Assisted Learning, Life Skills, Therapy and Leadership Programs for Individuals and small groups.
We have a unique model where our clients often work alongside Rescue Animals fostered or adopted through local Animal Rescue Organisations and take on our own rescue/fosters to be placed into forever/adoption homes.
At Animal Instincts Australia, we work to promote improvements in the physical, social, emotional and/or cognitive functioning of a person with the help of our animals alongside us.
Some of the outcomes from our programs include...
Our services suit clients wishing to...
Animal Instincts Australia is able to bill to all Self-Managed or Plan Managed NDIS Participants through Core Supports or Capacity Building Funding.
We can arrange Quotes, Service Agreements and NDIS Plan Review Reports at your request.
Contact us to arrange an intake meeting or to find out more
Disabilities and Mental Health
We are all human beings and we all have different capabilities, strengths, fears, worries and insecurities regardless of our backgrounds, culture or upbringing. We welcome participants from ALL walks of life and aim to empower and encourage individuals to be the best version of themselves without judgement. We have extensive experience working with children, teens, young adults, and more mature participants. We have no minimum or maximum age restrictions in our services & are LGBTQIA friendly.
We have varied experience with mental health difficulties, ASD, ADHD, Intellectual differences, Stress and Anxiety disorders, Depression, PTSD, Mental and Physical differences and difficulties. If you have a specific need or goal let us know in your intake meeting and we'll work together to bring out the best in you.
Please keep in mind that whilst our team have much experience in the above areas we are not all qualified Mental Health professionals, Therapists or Allied Health workers. We currently have three qualified Counsellors for on and off site bookings, two student Counsellors and one Life Skills Coach.
Our team are constantly adding to their professional development by undertaking further study, certifications, and accreditations, however we encourage you to continue to work closely with your extended professional support team such as psychologists, psychiatrists, GPs, OTs, Physio and Speech Therapists to get the most positive outcome out of our sessions. We also encourage you to share reports/assessments from other therapists as we can often implement many of the exercises/activities and strategies into our programs here.
Animal Assisted Leadership
Animal Instincts Australia offers our Animal Assisted Leadership Programs for Companies and Businesses up for the challenge.
These are a great opportunity to get your employees or management to improve team work, observation, communication and leadership skills using our animals as the facilitator.
Bookings Essential - up to 6 people per booking