Weʼre raising £1,500 to help us continue to offer kit to those wishing to use the sea as a means of therapy to aid mental health.
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We believe that everyone should have the chance to feel the benefits of the sea and talk openly about mental health without being judged. Our aim is to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and make it easier for people to speak out and to know that it’s ok to not be ok.
Just like physical health, we ALL have mental health too. Now more than ever, it’s crucial to look after our mental health. In the challenging times we are experiencing with Covid, mental health issues are on the rise and it’s very easy to feel isolated with our problems. We hope to spread the message that nobody is alone, we aim to bring our community together to acknowledge our difficulties and make it easier for people to talk.
One of our attendees said "There is something so special about the sea and for the few hours I’m at One Wave all my troubles ebb away with the tide”.
Depending on the sea conditions, we surf, body board, paddle board, kayak or simply just have a dip in the sea to wash our worries away. Research has shown that ‘blue therapy’ is incredibly beneficial for both mental and physical health conditions along with general wellbeing. We wear fluorescent clothing to make an invisible issue visible.
The joy of being out on the water in a group setting has given attendees a way to laugh, open up and communicate more freely. There’s something about the companionship along with time spent in the salt water that really is quite magical, the smiles and laughter speak for themselves.
Sadly we no longer have access to the kit we had been using so we are looking for funding to allow us to continue offering the same experience. All money raised will be used to fund equipment such at wetsuits, body boards and paddle boards to enable us to give those of us experiencing mental health difficulties the opportunity to enjoy the sea in a safe environment.
There's no therapy like a good dose of vitamin sea!
Thanks in advance for any help you can give, every penny will be so gratefully received and spent wisely to make a real difference.
Evie and Char xx
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Lisa & Phil
May 14, 2022
Thanks for the fab bobble hats!
Phil and Lisa (and Kodi)
Sep 6, 2021
Thanks for all your amazing work!!
Mar 7, 2021
You are making such a difference - good luck in getting lots more support
Jan 15, 2021
Wishing the One Wave family lots of love and support! Will don on my fluro and come and join you soon!
Jan 14, 2021
Jan 14, 2021
I'd like to join in but dont think I would be good as a surf therapy dog because i HATE water.
Jan 13, 2021
Good luck with your fundraising!
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