Our Impact Our Schools Animal Assisted Activities Would your pupils benefit from a Wellbeing Session with Animals? HugglePets in the Community are offering schools in the Black Country an opportunity to book a series of 6 week sessions with our animals and trained Mental Health First Aider for Young People to help children and young people with their mental health and wellbeing. What are Animal Assisted Activities? Animal Assisted Activities are wellbeing sessions with animals, delivered by a Mental Health First Aider for Children and Young People. These sessions are primarily based in the Sensory Activity Centre and Community Aquarium at the HugglePets Centre, but can be delivered in schools where necessary. Who are the sessions aimed at? The sessions are targeted at children and young people with special educational needs and/or children under the age of 7. What does the 6 week programme cover? This 6 week animal assisted activities programme is designed to help children and young people to improve their wellbeing through activities and tasks, utilising animals. This will include the following: Identify the feelings and wellbeing at the Start, Middle and End of programme Understand a basic range of emotions and feelings Understand self-care and what that looks like Understand kindness and caring for others and animals Express their worries and explore relaxation techniques Understanding nutrition and what can make our bodies healthy Understanding exercise and play and how that can help their wellbeing Outline basic goal setting for the future and who can help them achieve it Identify a trusted adult they can talk to Beneﬁts of safe, structured human-animal interactions What is the cost of the 6 week programme? The 6 week programme is partially funded via grants and fundraising activities, therefore we are able to offer our programmes for £700.00 (RRP £1500), this price is based on sessions delivered at the HugglePets Centre (WV2 2JL). There is a slight higher charge if you would prefer us to come to your school. What animals will be in the sessions? We have a wide range of animals from reptiles like Stick Insects, Bearded Dragons, Chameleons, Tortoises to a range of furries such as Rabbits, Guinea Pig and a Dog. We also have a massive range of Fish in our Community Aquarium. How do we book? You can book your 6 week programme by enquiring with us by clicking here. Where are you based? HugglePets, Cooper Street, Wolverhampton, WV2 2JL. Additional Information Download our School Pack for more information. Click Here to take a Virtual Tour of our Community Aquarium and Sensory Activity Centre. All of our sessions include an outcome measure to ensure that the sessions are productive and tailored to the needs of pupils.