Surf Therapy supports children from stressed environments to develop meaningful social connections, experience respite from difficult thoughts or feelings, and adopt healthy behaviours to cope with stress.
What is it?
Waves for Change has developed an innovative, evidence based model that fuses the rush of surfing with mind-body therapy, for children and young people who are exposed to high levels of trauma, violence and adversity.
Who is this for?
Children and young people, exposed to repeat trauma and adversity, who feel negatively about themselves and are unable to cope with difficult thoughts and feelings.
Benefits of Surf Therapy
Surf Therapy combines the positive health benefits of surfing and physical activity with activities proven to help young people build protective relationships, identify emotions, self soothe and build a positive vision of their future.
Youth aged 18 – 25 from the communities lead Surf Therapy.
Safe Beach Hubs
Safe spaces where participants can get socially connected and be introduced to the healing power of the ocean.
Children at-risk are referred to our ten-month mental health programme.
Mental health resources, updates on Surf Therapy, and exciting announcements.
Get a Child to the Beach
Just a ripple can make waves and change lives through surfing and child-friendly mental health.