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Reptile & Minibeast Encounters in Hospital Schools:  Making Learning Exciting

Socialising, Overcoming Fears & Building Confidence

[Reptiles & Minibeasts in Hospital Schools - Meet The Beasts]Meet the Beasts Enables Hospital School Patients Meet Snakes, Tarantulas, Cockroaches, Lizards, Scorpions & Millipedes to Encounter Nature & Build Confidence.

Being in hospital need not stop people experiencing the beauty & diversity of nature first-hand.

Interaction with animals of all types is known to improve quality of life in a range of people.

Research suggests that snakes are particularly effective in male patients struggling with depressive illness. interaction with snakes has been shown to promote interaction, communication, socialising & brought a sense achievement where traditional 'furry' Pets As Therapy animals had no long-lasting benefit.

If you are looking to bring learning to life, provide mental & physical stimulation, provide activities that improve confidence, socialisation & communication or simply giving those in your care a fun, fulfilling & exciting activity, we can help.

Read how Meet The Beasts has helped people face their fears, overcome them & grow in confidence - Case Histories

Watch some videos of our animals here

Have a look at some photographs of our animals: Past & Present here

See photographs of our animals working at events: here

"The event was a huge success and enjoyed by all ... The hospital will be inviting Stuart back in the New Year."

Cygnet Hospital, Stevenage, Herts

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

[Meet The Beasts is Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Approved Enhanced Disclosure]Meet The Beasts is covered by Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosures.

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Learning & Education

[Reptile & Minibeast Encounters for education & Learning in Hospital Schools - Meet The Beasts] Meet The Beasts Brings Learning to Life: Survival; Environment; Diet; Care in captivity.

Interaction is a major focus for our sessions, backed-up by information.

Our patience & confidence, along with the gentle, placid nature of our animals creates a calm & receptive atmosphere in which the patients can relax & enjoy learning.

Select the animals that suit your environment & any meet the requirements of any health restrictions in place.

We can create & provide worksheets that meet your learning objectives & allow continued study after we have left.

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Tactile, Visceral & Socialising Experiences

[Challenging Fears & Increasing Socialising in Hospital Schools - Meet The Beasts] Our Reptiles & Minibeasts Create a Sense of Achievement & Fulfilment in Patients Through Helping them to Face & Challenge Their Fears.

Our gentle, patient & calm encouragement helps to allay fears & allows them to enter into the experience.

Close-up, sometimes tactile encounters with snakes, tarantulas, lizards, scorpions, cockroaches & millipedes builds confidence. It also promotes interaction & socialising with others as patients share their achievements.

We see many shy, withdrawn people start to blossom as they share their experiences with others.

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Treats, Rewards & Fun

[Treats, Rewards & Fun Activities for Hospital Schools - Meet The Beasts] Treat Your Patients to a Rewarding Experience to Help Them on Their Journey Towards Improvement, Recovery or Better Mental Health.

Our animals are a great pick-me-up & source of fascination, fun & reward. They also promote confidence.

Joy is a real tonic & is known to improve mood, which in-turn affords many benefits to the body, including improved immunity.

Joy & fun can also provide a distraction & some respite from the patient's daily concerns.

We also visit solely for patient health benefits & feel good factor.

Meet The Beasts always liaises with organisers beforehand to ensure that our visits are high impact, leaving a lasting impression & positive legacy.

"Thank you Stuart for coming. You and your beasts were a very big hit with the staff as well as the patients!"

Ellingham Hospital, Norfolk

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Meet The Beasts:  Contact Information

More Information From:

Dr Stuart Wood
c/o Meet the Beasts
31 Burder Street
Loughborough
Leics
LE11 1JH

Telephone: + 44 1509 553362
Mobile: + 44 7814 628123
E-mail: stuart@meetthebeasts.com