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ADO Therapy

1 to 1 & Group - Activities - Therapy - Counselling
06 February 2018

Changes at ADO

All Out For Health and Education!

After 8 years of providing ADO Encounters in the form of animal parties, animal experiences and park events for thousands of children, young people and adults across hundreds of venues, ADO have announced they will now be concentrating solely and fully on their health and education services going forward. It has been a tough choice to make, as ADO set the standards for professional and licensed animal encounters that have been hugely popular across London and the South East during their time. Now the business has matured and grown and is now an important industry leader in alternative healthcare and education. The ambitions of the company means that we simply can't do everything! 

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30 January 2018

Promoting Positive Mental Health

More Professional Counselling from ADO

Our Spring Workshops are close to being revealed, but in the meantime as part of our programmes for our existing Mini-Explorers Preschool Outdoor Nursery Parents, we shall be running a workshop entitled 'Promoting Positive Mental Health' on Friday 23rd February at our main ADO Office in Welling Town Centre from 10am until 12 Midday. The course will be run by our BACP professional trained counsellor, Jenny Maydon. The workshop costs just £20 for our existing Preschool parents.

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15 January 2018

Winners Again - Social Care Awards 2018

Best Alternative Healthcare Services Provider 2018

For the second year running, The ADO Therapy team have picked up the prize of annual winners in the GHP Social Care Awards. This year, we are double winners in London and South-East for, 'Best Alternative Healthcare Services Provider' and 'The GHP Excellence Award For Animal Therapy'. This is a tremendous achievement for a small social enterprise and highlights the progress we make every year with our provision, offering our unique services to a wide range of the community, individuals, families and professionals.

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13 December 2017

Jack Does It Again!

Kallum's Good For Number 6

Hot on the heels of our recent winner, Kallum Goodchild becomes our 6th Jack Petchey Achievement Award winner. Kallum is one of our ADO Mentors and another committed young person who helps out in many areas. I'm sure Kallum is an entrepreneur in the making, as our first memories of him helping was at a fund raising event nearly four years ago, when he was a lot smaller, but he built his own selling stall and sold refreshments and snacks raising money for ADO. He has matured into a bright, helpful and always willing member of the Mentors team, especially during our Holiday Clubs and events. His peers voted for Kallum for his hard work in helping the younger children at Holiday Club and his great support to them when they get upset or have hurt themselves. He is always on hand to comfort them, showing great empathy. His prize money will be put towards the Low Ropes equipment we purchased to give children and young people a great opportunity to learn new adventure and physical skills. Well done Kallum! 

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12 December 2017

Jack Of All Trades

Taylor Wins For Number 5

A big well done to Taylor Thomas, who becomes ADO's 5th Jack Petchey winner. Taylor is one of ADO's Young Leaders and has been helping in many areas of the business since taking on that role. She is a great all rounder who can adapt herself to many of the roles required at ADO. Taylor has gained valuable work experience working as part of the ADO support team for many events over the last couple of years and is a valued member of the ADO team. She was voted by her peers for many reasons, but primarily for her kind, committed, helpful mentoring, always with a big smile across her face at all times. Her prize money will be put towards the Low Ropes equipment we purchased to give children and young people a great opportunity to learn new adventure and physical skills. Well done Taylor! 

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06 December 2017

Attachment Theory Workshops

Professional Counselling

How many companies provide first class professional workshops for the parents or carers of the children at their Preschool Nursery?

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Dan's The Man!

We have mentioned in the past about our Young Mentor Dan Birmingham, 13 and his Jack Petchey Award, but now he has been chosen by the Jack Petchey Organisation as the subject of a special case study for his achievements and fundraising for Mental Health Awareness. Dan has volunteered for ADO all Summer at various Community Events and is a valued member of the team now.

Here is the official press release from Jack Petchey Organisation highlighting Dan's achievements.

This summer, Animal Days Out (ADO) presented their first ever Achievement Awards since joining the scheme earlier this year. ADO provides recreational, educational and therapeutic opportunities for young people with animals, wildlife and nature. Their sessions are geared to both mainstream and Special Educational Needs (SEN) members.

Daniel Birmingham, aged 13, was chosen to be one of the first Achievement Award winners at the organisation. Dan has been attending the afterschool club for over three years and became an ADO mentor two years ago. As a mentor, he plays an important role in helping the staff to lead the group through various activities and programmes. Dan now frequently assists at the ADO holiday clubs, often attending from 8am-6pm because he enjoys being part of the team and having responsibilities.

The primary reason for Dan receiving the club’s first ever Jack Petchey Achievement Award is because of how helpful and welcoming the younger children find him. ADO have many children accessing their services who may only attend for one day, but that is usually all it takes for them to make a new friend in Dan. During the peer nomination process, he received the most amount of votes.

Reasons as to why Dan should win the award included:

"I find Dan the most helpful person, because when I got bitten by an ant Dan looked after me and took me to the leader"

"Dan is silly and makes me laugh when I feel sad, which helps me feel happy"

 "Dan is helpful because he made me feel better when I fell over."

On top of Dan’s achievements and progression within ADO, he also showed a caring and supportive side of himself, when he found out that one of the members of staff had lost a family member due to mental illness. Dan felt a great deal of empathy for them and organised a secret charity bike ride in their honour. He cycled for 20 miles, raising over £400 for a mental health charity! For this, he was also nominated by a staff member for the Pride of Britain Award.

Daniel decided to spend his £250 Jack Petchey Achievement Award on a wide selection of gardening tools for ADO’s mainstream and SEN members to use during conservation activities in the local area.

Congratulations on your award Dan and keep up the good work!

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