The Wave begins surf-therapy pilot for anxious children

“The Wave Project takes children aged eight to 18 with programmes designed to build confidence, self-esteem and resilience “

The BBC reports:

“Children in the greater Bristol area who suffer from poor mental health will be able to try surf therapy on prescription from their GP.

A pilot project is starting between the inland surfing lake The Wave and The Wave Project which takes children aged eight to 18 on its programme.

Wave Project founder Joe Taylor said the sessions are designed to build confidence, self-esteem and resilience.

Poppy Allen, 11, said surfing therapy had made ‘life feel less scary.’

The sessions were first made available on prescription in May 2019 for children in Devon and Cornwall after a pilot project funded by the NHS.

They took place at the Wave Project in Cornwall which was started 10 years ago but this is the first time the service has been offered at an inland site …”

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