A UK charity is helping young people with mental health issues to build self-confidence and trust through surfing. Belinda Liversedge reports.
Before surfing sessions begin at surf charity, the Wave, young people are asked to describe their feelings. “They will say things like drowning, jellyfish, sharks,” says Joe Taylor, the charity’s founder. “Afterwards, they say things like ‘happy, cool, swimming in the sea’ or put down the name of their mentor. They’ll say, ‘I liked that people helped me, I felt safe here.’ That comes out again and again.”
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