Strength & Learning through Horses

  • SLTH is an equine assisted therapy charity based in North London led by clinical psychologists and chaired by the former Director of Mental Health for NHS England.

  • Provides mental health interventions and alternative education provision for young people struggling with mental health difficulties.

  • Many of their young people have disengaged from education and traditional therapies.

  • By interacting with horses, young people develop capacities in emotion regulation, perspective-taking, communication and collaboration.

  • 12 year track record of achieving positive outcomes for young people when traditional therapy and education services have failed.

  • Plan to increase capacity from 500 to 1,000 at their new Barnet site and explore opportunities to expand to other parts of the UK.

  • Chimo funding will transform SLTH’s growth prospects by hiring a new Operations Director and the purchase of new CRM system.


Of all the therapies I've had, this is the only one that has actually been helpful.