Patients over at Reservoir Court got a special visit from Lollypop and Moomin, the miniature ponies. 

Pony therapy, or equine-assisted therapy, can bring various benefits to people of all ages, including those with disabilities, illness, elderly people, and children. This unique type of therapy can help to improve confidence in our patients, strengthen their social skills, lower anxiety and stress and boost their endorphins!

Reservoir Court is an 18 bedded unit for those who have severe and enduring mental illnesses, often with co-morbidities, which require them to have a further period of stabilisation within an inpatient setting, to help them achieve their personal recovery goals, and re-integrate into the community.

Patients who are ordinarily reserved ventured outside to meet Lolly and Moomin to pet them, give them a few treats and have a walk around in the Spring sunshine. 

The four-legged pair are regular visitors to elderly patients across the West Midlands and they are hoping to make a return later this year to meet more people.

A huge thank you to Ward Manger Bernadette Mulvany and staff from our Reservoir Court team for making this a reality.