The St Vincent de Paul Society’s, Breaking the Barriers program are proud to be affiliated with the reputable Pathways To Mental Health – EAGALA program.
Through partnering with Pathways to Mental Health, we have been able to provide equine assisted life coaching to over 50 children since 2018, all of which have experienced complex trauma and display pain based behaviours.
The EAGALA program has provided our clients with valuable life skills including; self-regulation strategies, awareness of the impacts of body language on communication, further development of their self-esteem and self-worth, coping skills for educational environments and strategies for positive peer relationships and social interactions.
The EAGALA program provides a safe, secure and nurturing environment for our clients to self-discover and develop their potential in an alternate learning environment.
Feedback from Caseworkers identifies that this program is having a significant positive impact on participants, especially their resilience.
We would highly recommend this program to either individuals or targeted client groups who have been impacted by complex trauma.