The Wave Project and Saltrock brings surf therapy to Tynemouth

A leading surf therapy charity and a surfing brand is bringing its talk series to Tynemouth.

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The Wave Project and Saltrock will be hosting the free talk at The Watch House Museum, in Tynemouth, on Wednesday, May 24.

The tour aims to discuss surf therapy and the work that The Wave Project is leading to address increasing rates of mental health issues among children in the UK.

The Project is attempting to reduce the rising rates and for the last thirteen years, it has been running surf therapy programs across the country to help children and young people who are struggling with mental health issues.

The talk in Tynemouth will see Joe Taylor, The Wave Project founder and CEO, speak about what surf therapy is, the role that the charity plays and its ambitious plans for expansion.

The Watch House Museum in Tynemouth. Photo: Google Maps. The Watch House Museum in Tynemouth. Photo: Google Maps.
The Watch House Museum in Tynemouth. Photo: Google Maps.

He said: “Surf Therapy has grown from a pilot scheme in Cornwall into a global phenomenon.

“At The Wave Project, we are now thinking about how this amazing form of therapy can be developed further to reach more young people across the UK.

“The talks are an opportunity to discuss these ideas with people who may benefit from surf therapy themselves, or are interested in getting more involved.

“We are super grateful to Saltrock for supporting these Talks and helping us to broaden understanding of surf therapy.”

Kate Ross-Smith, marketing manager at Saltrock, added: “The Wave Project Talks is a great way of getting the surf therapy message out to the wider public and into communities who need their support.

“The statistics behind young people’s mental health are frightening and these are the reported ones. I think we all know someone first-hand who is or has struggled with their mental health.

“The Wave Project is tackling this head on with surf therapeutic support, giving young people a chance to be themselves and in some cases transform themselves, and have better lives.

“We hope these Talks will mean more funding, more volunteers and more people talking about The Wave Project.”

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