The Wave Project

Surf therapy charity working with children who have experienced anxiety, trauma or social isolation.

The Wave Project aims to help support young people who are at risk of isolation and poor mental health through the early intervention of surf therapy. As an organisation, we have been providing surf therapy to young people aged 8-18 for 10 years and have been running in Northern Ireland since 2018. All the young people we work with are referred to us by professional organisations, including schools, mental health professions, GPs and local authorities after being identified as being at risk.

Children tell us that the most important part of their therapy comes from our volunteers. They provide one-to-one support for children in the water, helping with participants’ physical needs – managing the boards and helping push them into the waves. Some volunteers prefer to not get wet and help out by taking photographs, fundraising or driving children to the sessions. 

Our surf sessions run at both Portrush and Benone beaches from April through to October. Volunteers do not need to commit to any weekly hours, instead they are welcome along whenever it suits them. 

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Volunteering

Wave Project Volunteer

The Wave Project

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Portrush

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Type of Organisation

VCSE

Team

  • Iain Donaldson