Animal-Assisted Services

Animals Helping Humans

Animal Therapies Ltd (ATL) connects those in need with animal-assisted services that may prevent or help manage disability, illness and suffering. This includes people at risk of, or who are, suffering mental illness, eye disease, hearing impairment, seizures, asthma, life threatening allergies, diabetes, fluctuating blood pressure, cerebral palsy, autism, post traumatic stress, episodic or serious medical crises, disability, acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal cord injury and other physical, neurological or psychological conditions.

When using the National Directory, please check the qualifications of the animal-assisted practitioner before engaging them.

If in crisis, in need of immediate support or concerned for your safety:

Call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

If you are currently experiencing any form of violence or abuse, or are concerned for your safety, call 000.

Funding Applications to access animal-assisted services for those in need can be made here.

Unpaid Carer Support

Applications for James Frizelle Charitable Foundation funded equine-assisted therapy for unpaid carers of the Gold Coast and Northern NSW is now closed

National Conference

National “Animals Helping Humans” Month is celebrated between the 1 – 28 February every year. To celebrate, we offer events throughout the month both virtually and face to face with more than 40 speakers covering topics such as disabilities, animal-assisted therapy, learning and activities, assistance animals,  animal behaviour, research, ethics and standards. All attendees receive up to 6 months access to all recorded presentations.

IIlness To Wellness

Animal-Assisted Services have grown out of the need for improved treatment acceptability and as a viable alternative to traditional room-based help. ATL provides free access to eligible people in need of animal-assisted services if unable to access alternative funding.

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