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Information about therapy pets?

kirsty18kirsty18 Member Posts: 2 Listener
I hope I can fine some support on here, I live in a market town, and there is no support around here, apart from one place but it only for if your in a crisis, i have a son who got autism  selected mutism  anxiety and 3 things I can not spell, I also care for my mum, who is getting old, so can not do as much as she could, plus am supporting my friend who son just being adopted and for me I have PTSD, manic depression social anxiety, general anxiety,  bad, grief, pain 24,7 IBS, and learning disability, and a few more things it be nice for some support as I do everything myself


  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2019
    Hello @kirsty18   Pleased to meet you.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions.  We guide, advise and help members of our community.

    Sorry to hear what you are going through.

    Please can I suggest the following links may be beneficial to you, please take a look.


    These are mental health charities worth contacting, some of them have a lot o offer. Floating support, wellbeing, health and benefit advice.
    Might not be in all areas.

    National Autistic Society

    Helpline 020 7833 2299


    0800 055 6112

    Useful organisation for your Mother those over Fifty .  Lots of help and support.

    Sorry to hear your in pain and grief.

    Do have the following as well hope these help.


    Helpline 0808 808 1677

    Bereavement Charity.

    For pain if this useful. Chronic pain an informative organisation. Useful support and help.

    Please can I advise and ask have you contacted your community health unit. Well being service 

    For IBS.

    This website helpful..


    For care services near you.

    Please if you need to ask anything please ask your not alone. We are here to be supportive.

    Please take care.


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    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,105 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @kirsty18 - Welcome to this community & thank you for joining. I'm sorry to read about all the difficulties you have, but hope some of the advice & links thespiceman has given may help as he understands a lot about mental health, & other problems.
    Please also chat here anytime as I've found people very friendly & supportive.
  • Han_Han_ Member Posts: 154 Pioneering
    Hi @kirsty18 and welcome to the community. I hope you find this forum useful. Please feel free to post on any discussions you find interesting. You can find the group for disabled people here and the group for parents and carers here. 

  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

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    Great to have you with us @kirsty18. Hopefully we'll be able to find you some support. :smile:
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  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @kirsty18 and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you and thank you for sharing with us.  Gosh, you have a lot going on, but we are here to support you.  You have been given some very useful links by @thespiceman so it is probably best to look more into them for some support.  However, as @chiarieds has already said, we are here to chat to anytime and are more than happy to help/support you in any way we can.  I look forward to seeing you on the forum and hope you enjoy your time with us.  If there is anything we can do for you then please don't hesitate to ask.  All the best.  :smile:
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  • kirsty18kirsty18 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi I have been trying to find something out, but having no luck, where I live they do not allow pets, I was wondering with all my problems, if I went to the doc and asked about therapy pets, or where else would I go, to ask, as I been staying at my friend house and she got a cat and 4, 3 weeks old kittens, and I have notice how much it has helped me, any help would be grateful 
  • nanooknanook Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi @kirsty18 I've also looked into therapy pets and the info I found was that other than guide dogs they arnt recognised in the UK yet?
    I'm sorry that where you live will not allow pets.
    I was just wondering wether that was dogs and cats only, I know most landlords are funny about those.
    Would you be able to get permission for something caged so no risk of damage to the house? 
    Just wondering as I personally find a small tank of fish extremely relaxing to watch and reduces stress.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2019
    Hello @kirsty18   Please have a look a these links.

    May help you some thing to consider.

    Requesting help and support with Pets for therapy.

    Found these two for you.


    Telephone 01865 671 440


    Has a lot of useful information.

    Please can I ask gave you a lot to look at links and organisations.

    Please have you contacted any of them.

    Being caring, concerned lots of the charities can help you and you find anything you might need , be supportive.

    Often a lot of the charities have a range of services, in house advisors and anything else.

    Hope that helps.

    Please take care.

    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
  • emmarenshawemmarenshaw Member Posts: 712 Pioneering
    A warm welcome to the community @kirsty18
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @kirsty18 and a warm welcome to the community! Have you found any of the information provided useful?

    There also is Support Dogs that offer Autism assistance. 

    Please do let us know if there is anything else we can do to help. :)
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  • FranstrahanFranstrahan Member Posts: 898 Pioneering
    Pets As Therapy do have visiting dogs and cats so they would be a good place to start. Only thing, I am not sure if they do visits to individuals homes, but well worth asking them.
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