Dare to Live programmes incorporate the IFEEL Method of Equine Facilitated Human Development and Psychotraumatology process developed by IFEEL, an evidence-based psychological process that is Trauma Informed.
The programmes are sensitively delivered as half day, one, two or three day experiences and are broken down into a series of 40-minute modules with a mix of classroom-based activities, online support groups and unridden exercises with horses in natural settings. No previous horse experience is required.
FIRST RESPONDERS IN TRANSITION
HOW TO TAKE PART
Current and ex-service personnel and first responders are welcome to participate on the programme. Dare to Live considers self-referred clients as well as those referred via NHS treatment programmes or military/other first responder agencies.
We also support family members come to terms with some of the challenges the wider ex-forces community face.
Contact us for more information. See below for our current dates.
“This form of treatment is extremely beneficial to those who may be experiencing anxiety, trauma or stress.”
“The programme is delivered in a very intuitive and timely manner and felt the participant feeling relaxed and peaceful”
For Those That Care
HOW TO TAKE PART
‘For Those That Care’ is a Dare to Live mental health resiliency and well-being programme to be delivered in direct response to the pandemic and the emergent mental health needs of front-line NHS staff and carers in the community. In providing psychological education and life skills training we aim to ameliorate the impact of working in high stress conditions during the pandemic and to restore, then build resiliency and capacity that the individual participants can immediately benefit from. We recognise that the improved mental health of individuals can positively influence their workplace, supporting systemic well-being, (even more so when participants hold workplace leadership roles).
The programme is sensitively delivered as a half day experience for 6 participants, broken down into a series of modules with a mix of classroom learning, nature-based activities and unridden exercises with horses. We integrate clinical, evidence-based practice with accessible, novel, experiential learning. The programme is enhanced with 2 follow-up online group sessions to support participants in embedding their learning and actioning positive, sustainable change and to mitigate against the effects of isolation by establishing a peer group resource. Small group size ensures appropriate care is given to each individual, meeting the Trust’s evidence-based, trauma-informed, delivery policy.
On completion of the full programme, participants are awarded a programme certificate for Interpersonal Skills Training, which may be used to explore education and/or employment opportunities and evidence a change in interpersonal relationship management for those where this has been a previous barrier to learning and/or employment.
Participants can be pre, post or during NHS or private psychological or clinical treatment programmes.
We form collaborative partnerships with Agencies/Trusts/Services to support their staff members where they may benefit from and prefer support away from the workplace. You can also self refer. Please get in touch via our contact form.
A key measure of the success of the Dare to Live programme is the ability to show measured outcomes (up to eight months post programme) and we employ a number of different self-assessment questionnaires pre and post programme in order to gauge the efficacy of the programme.
*Our programmes can be delivered over differing timescales and we work with referrers/partners/services to plan what best suits their workforce and setting.
Tel: 01892 770139
PLEASE NOTE: We are currently lining up a number of extra programmes to support First Responders following this time of exceptional need. We will confirm dates as we can based on Government guidance and available funding. Please check back regularly for the latest programme availability.