BBC Children In Need 26 July 2021
The Wave Project, based in Cornwall and funded by BBC Children in Need’s “A Million and Me” campaign, offers a type of therapy you may not immediately think of. It’s “surf therapy” and it’s being prescribed by GPs for children and young people to improve their mental health.
Like many children his age, ten year old Skyler has struggled being stuck inside during lockdown. Add to that a recent bereavement and a family illness and Skyler needed somewhere to go and feel free from his worries.
Not only is surfing a great physical exercise but it helps develop resilience, cope with setbacks and builds confidence. And as Skyler will tell you – it makes him feel happy again.
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