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The Wave Project will this week launch a new European project aimed at evaluating links between health, education and the environment.
The EU-funded scheme, called WAVES, will be launched at a conference in Naples on Wednesday, December 4th. WAVES is an Europe-wide partnership project involving five countries which will examine the benefits of outdoor activities such as surfing, swimming and cycling on the people aged over 16 who socially excluded.
The two-year scheme is being funded by the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme, and involves organisations from five partner countries – England, Italy, Turkey, Portugal and Romania.
About the Wave Project
The Wave Project is an award-winning not for profit company that helps young people feel more positive and overcome challenges through surfing! We run a surfing programme that has proven benefits for young people who need to improve their confidence, self-esteem or motivation.
All our sessions are delivered free of charge to clients.This is made possible by our fantastic team of volunteers who help run sessions. We also run an opt-in surf club for clients who have completed one of our courses – this is free too.
The Wave Project accepts referrals from anyone working professionally with vulnerable children and young people up to the age of 21. We also run some specific projects for adults with disabilities. Our past referrers have included the NHS, schools, CAMHS, social services, adult mental health services, GPs, family support services, counsellors and bereavment charities.
Past clients have found themselves better able to cope with the daily pressures of life, which in some cases has transformed their ability to tackle problems. If you’d like to know more, please contact us and request our latest evaluation report.
Thank you to all our donors and funders. Our main funders include: