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As the lockdown has eased, Surf Action have seen a marked spike in enquiries about their therapy courses. As a result, they have added some extra provision. This is for both families and veterans. The flyers to the right give more information. Surf Action is proud to have had families and veterans in the water every Saturday and Sunday since the first week of May. This will continue until September. In addition they are also providing several weekend and mid-week walking groups. This helps connect those in Cornwall to nature. Watch this space for more provision in the pipeline!
What is surf action?
Surf Action is a charity (1140191). Its primary role is to promote and protect the physical and psychological wellbeing of serving and former serving members of the armed forces. And to blue-light emergency services and their families, who are living with physical and/or psychological difficulties. Often these arise as a result of their service and to assist them into making the transition into civilian life. The majority of this work happens through surf therapy.
What does Surf Action do?
Surf Action promotes good mental health through personal development, education and employment. It empowers its service users to lead healthy, fulfilled and independent lives. It supports them to become valued and active members of their community. Core to achieving this is the use of the blue gym concept. This involves service users in Ocean Therapy. This includes surfing and other high intensity water-sports in the magnificent coastal environment around us.
What research is there to support Surf Action?
Surf Action has researched and designed its own surf therapy based ‘Joined-Up Recovery’ model. This is an integrated recovery approach. Service users and their families gain a bespoke pathway to achieve the best outcomes for themselves. It has been trialled and refined by Surf Action. The model was qualitatively evaluated and published by Dr Nick Caddick of the ‘Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport’ at Loughborough University.
(Read: The recovery model)