Mental Health & Wellbeing
Our tranquil rural environment, and our experienced and qualified staff, offer a unique opportunity for nurturing young people.
Who can benefit
We particularly help young people who are experiencing:
We engage new students in activities, particularly with animals from the pet guinea pigs, goats, dogs, poultry and ponies to the cattle and sheep on the farm. The tranquil rural environment and company of the animals are proven to have a therapeutic benefit. We also offer art and craft sessions and other practical skills, including mechanics and construction.
Developing an instant rapport with new students, and building trusting relationships, is very much our priority. We believe in small, achievable steps that gradually build a student’s confidence and self-belief, and thereby help them to re-engage with school and/or daily life.
Referrals can start without delay as we have access to emergency funding while longer term placements are set up.
Experienced and caring staff
Beth Miller is our specialist Therapeutic Practitioner with a BSc (Hons) in Health Sciences, and many years experience working with children. She liaises closely with families and schools, ensuring a holistic approach tailored to the individual young person.
Julia Evans, our CEO, has a Foundation Degree in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, and qualifications in Person-Centred Counselling, Systemic Family Therapy, and Equine Facilitated Learning and Psychotherapy.
All our staff have regular external clinical supervision supporting and advising them on their work with students
A recent student says
“Longlands has helped me 100%. I’ve never experienced anything else like it. ”
Read more of AJ’s story here