3 February 2023: Mediacorp Interview on the benefits of Equine-Assisted Intervention (EAI) and how it supports those with special needs or mental health conditions
Radio and Facebook Live Interview on 97.2FM's morning belt with The Breakfast Quartet (早安！玉建煌崇) from Mediacorp
Mediacorp Radio 97.2FM invited HERD's Co-Founders and Practitioners (Li Wen and Jamie) to share with their audience how HERD came about, and how horses assist us in the therapeutic work to make the process more accessible and less confrontational. We also spoke about how horses support clients who have difficulty receiving help or benefiting from more traditional forms of intervention. Apart from answering questions from the public, HERD shared about how horses can be a companion in therapy for comfort, closeness and attachments for persons of ALL ages, and how they have impacted us and our clients in countless ways!
10 December 2022: Minister of Health visits retired race horse, Willis, to understand how HERD's programmes enhance mental health
Video Interview with Minister of Health, Mr Ong Ye Kung on Instagram.
Minister Ong and his team from the Ministry of Health paid a visit to Gallop Stable, where HERD Singapore is situated. They were introduced to what Equine-Assisted Intervention (EAI) is about by our Practitioners (Tommy and Li Wen), its benefits, and how it can support and strengthen the mental health of our population. In the process, Minister Ong made a good friend through his interactions with ex-race horse, Willis.
31 August 2022: CNA interview on how Equine-Assisted Intervention strengthens mental wellbeing in youths
Radio Interview on 93.8FM "Singapore Today" with Melanie Oliveiro and Lance Alexander from Channel News Asia
A recent NUS/IMH/MOE study found that about 1 in 3 young people in Singapore has mental health symptoms. Singapore Today spoke with HERD Singapore to talk about Equine-Assisted Intervention that aims to help strengthen mental wellbeing - particularly concerning our youth - and the ensuing benefits of human-animal interaction.
8 April 2022: The Singaporean mental health initiatives riding on horses’ healing power
Article and photos by: Toh Ee Ming from Southeast Asia Globe
"The pandemic has exacerbated the urgency for increased mental health awareness in the city-state and the popularity of previously niche animal therapies."