Elysian is an Animal Assisted Therapy and Learning provision. We facilitate Education, Therapeutic and EOTAS placements for children and young people.

We work with children and young people with anxiety and a range of complex emotional and mental health needs. Our age range  for placements is 10-17yr, with some occasional exceptions where we will accept 8+ (e.g. for social communication sessions on particular dates and/or for individual therapy).


‘Pupils are happy to attend and settle in quickly. Staff take great care to understand pupils’ social, emotional and mental health needs. The school’s animal assisted therapeutic approach is highly effective in allowing pupils to express themselves in a nurturing environment..’ 

 OFSTED 2022

We asked young people – ‘Do you feel safe at Elysian?’

Young People’s Consultation November 2022

We asked parents and carers for their feedback on our provision in November 2022, and this is what they said:

‘Elysian is a very special place for building confidence through animals and experienced staff..’

‘You might not believe this, but I think you have saved my child’s life…’

‘I love the staff at Elysian’s approach to my child, they seem to ‘get him’ when a lot of people don’t..’

Our Farm in Liss is now open!

(Video posted early Feb 2023)

Our new Farm in Liss is now open! To view the types of placements we offer at Liss – please read the tab called ‘What We Offer’. If you are looking at volunteering or working with us please view ‘Work With Us’ tab. We will offer more opportunities in the near future and would love to hear from anyone interested in getting involved or have a group who would like to visit.

We will be building this provision and will be able to offer various visits, private family or 1-1 sessions throughout the year. If you wish refer to us – please view the ‘Referral Information’ tab for the referral procedure.

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Office Mobile: 07944875155