Surf Action is changing minds! the charity is delighted to announce that it has been successful in its funding application to ‘The National Lottery Community Fund’ for the Surf Action ‘Changing Minds’ Project, a 3-year, innovative, health and wellbeing project which will help people living in Cornwall aged between 7 and 65 who are living with medical, psychological health and/or emotional/behavioural difficulties which are limiting their lives and their ability to participate fully in the community.
Surf Action expects that participants will range from children who have specific health and educational needs, people who are, or have been, in the criminal justice system, those who have become isolated, struggling families, those who are struggling post-covid and many others.
Surf Action’s experience in working with the armed forces community has shown that early intervention and working with whole families are important because if an individual within a family is struggling it is no good just addressing the needs of that individual, however, by involving the family, the chances of a successful long-term effective intervention are much increased. We have incorporated this experience into ‘Changing Minds’ and will now be working to benefit the wider community.
Surf Action will also be using its experience in the use of progressive lifestyle medicine and the blue and green gym concepts, to involve participants and their families in highly enjoyable/intensive water-sports, and other activities, in the magnificent coastal environment around us with the resulting recognised physical and psychological health benefits.
Surf Action is commencing the project by offering two, 6-week, community ocean therapy courses at Gwithian on Sundays (09.00 —12.30), the two courses will run concurrently each Sunday morning and will commence on Sunday 25th July and end on Sunday 29th August. All family members are encouraged to go into the water! All boards and wetsuits are supplied for free.
Full details of the courses, and how to book, are on the attached pdf flyer. Places are expected to fill rapidly so do not delay sending an e-mail to ‘email@example.com’ for more information and to register!