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ABOUT THE FARM

Dedham therapy farm assists in the recovery of people trying to overcome physical and mental challenges.

The farm covers 14 acres of countryside and is home to farm animals which are used in a range of therapy programmes. It has dogs, lambs, poultry, pigs, ponies, rabbits and guinea pigs as well as its new recruits, including alpacas and donkeys, all of which play their part in aiding recovery and learning.

MEET THE TEAM

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Megan
Director/ Business Manager

Wife to a veteran with PTSD I understand how Mental Health impacts the whole family.

 

I am passionate about improving mental and physical health with outdoor activity. I feel so fortunate to have such a rewarding job. 

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Amy
Director/ Lead Occupational Therapist

I have been working at Dedham Therapy Farm since August 2018.

I have experience of working with young people in a variety of settings. I am passionate about using Animals to provide therapy. I find it very rewarding to see the outcome for individuals of Occupational Therapy in this setting. 

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Georgia
Occupational Therapist

I joined the farm as a student on practice placement, whilst at Uni and fell in love with the farm and have never left. I became a staff member as an Occupational Therapy Assistant and am now practicing as a qualified Occupational Therapist.
I also have personal experiences of Anxiety and phobias, which I feel help me within my professional role.

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Ilona
Therapy Support Assistant

I love animals, especially dogs. I am a vegetarian and a mum of two boys. One of my sons has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), this helps me be patient and understanding within my role.

ANIMAL OF THE MONTH

PEPPA THE PIG

Peppa is a 10 year old pig, she loves nothing more than rolling around in mud and eating carrots. Don't let the mud put you off though, Peppa is extremely friendly and loves to play

DID YOU KNOW?

Researchers have identified 20 different grunts and oinks that pigs use for different situations to communicate.

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MEET THE ANIMALS

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Tiger
The cheeky one
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Monty
The bossy one
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Dolly & Deb
The terrible two
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Mabel
The playful one
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Gino
The fluffy one
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Badger & Bumble
The twins
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Seamus
The cute one
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Blue
The kind one
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The Sheep
The followers
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Peppa
The pretty one
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Samson
The leader 
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Diamond & Mocha
The newbies
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Woody
The energetic one
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Betsi
The happy one
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Noodles
The curly one
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Bonzer
The smiley one
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WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

VOLUNTEER WITH US

We are always looking for volunteers to help around the farm. From grooming to feeding, to gardening and maintenance. We always have things you can help with.

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