Welcome to The Wave Project North East!

The Wave Project has been established in Tynemouth since 2020, when Project Co-ordinator Mel Thomas set up the successful pilot scheme.

Surfing therapy is now firmly established in Tynemouth and we run 6 week courses in the spring and autumn from both Tynemouth Surf Co and Longsands Surf School. We also run a fortnightly surf club for young people who have completed a 6 week surfing therapy course.

Project Coordinator for Tynemouth, Mel Thomas says “I am delighted that we have secured funding to deliver this worthwhile surf therapy here in the North East. It’s a great opportunity for young people, and mental health interventions is something which has been lacking in this area. Our community of volunteers and the surf schools that we work with are key to the continuing success of the Wave Project”.

Meet the team