The Wave Project
“We are stoked to be nominated as a charity for Paddle Round the Pier. Not only will the festival raise vital funds to deliver sessions with children and young people in Brighton but will raise awareness about our work.
The Wave Project Brighton transforms the lives of vulnerable children and young people living in Brighton, and the surrounding areas, who have a mental health issue, learning and/or physical disability. Our surfing therapy courses and regular club sessions are delivered by our community of local volunteers. Together we work with vulnerable young people to improve their mental health and well-being by developing their confidence, self-esteem and self-image, in a supportive environment which understands and accepts difference.
Suzie, aged 16, has kindly agreed we can share her inspiring story: “Before I started the Wave Project I was in hospital suffering from depression and anxiety. I didn’t really have any friends and I didn’t really speak to anyone. I kept myself quite isolated. I am much more confident now because of The Wave Project. I am volunteering three times a week now and I have been discharged from hospital. I should be starting college in September. The Wave Project has really saved my life.”
As a new and fledging project, we are stoked with the support of our Brighton community to help us continue to change lives of local children and young people, like Suzie’s.
If you would like to find our more or get involved please get in touch with our local Co-ordinator, Kath, via our website https://www.waveproject.co.uk/brighton/ or via our facebook page @WaveProjectBrightonKath