Its with thanks to support the from Foundation for Children that surf therapy launched for young people in Bristol in September 2020. Ten young people were referred, and as a result have been able to access the first course at this amazing facility. The Wave is the first man made pool in the northern hemisphere to utilise wave garden technology, meaning there were plenty of waves to go around!

The launch was a great success, with so much energy from all involved. The young people arrived anxious, but by the end of the first session it was smiles all round.

Big thank you to all our volunteers for coming along to give their time and support, we could not have asked for a better bunch. We cannot wait to continue with this first course, and continue to offer this mental health intervention to more young people living inland.

Paul Killa

Paul Killa

Project Coordinator - South Wales & Bristol

Paul has joined us from a 30 year career with South Wales Police. He is a qualified ISA surf coach and SLSGB trainer assessor, as well as a volunteer with the Welsh Surfing Federation.

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Siobhan Whitefield

Siobhan Whitefield

Regional Manager - The North

Siobhan is Regional Manager for our Northern Projects. Her area covers South Wales, Bristol, North Yorkshire, North East, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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