WAVES OF WELLNESS - WOW SURFING EXPERIENCE

A free 8 week Learn to Surf and Wellbeing Program for Veterans

The WOW Surfing Experience (WOWSE) is an eight-week evidence based learn-to-surf program for people experiencing mental health issues. It facilitates functional recovery, while promoting social inclusion, engagement and enhanced quality of life. The primary focus of the program is to introduce surfing to participants as a way to improve physical health, mental health and well- being in a neutral, non-intrusive environment. The program uses the ocean and surfing as a conduit to explore, stimulate and facilitate positive therapy outcomes.

The program is facilitated by mental health clinicians who are also trained in learn-to-surf instructing. Each program is supported by volunteers, which strengthens inclusion and social connection. Each week, the program addresses a different mental health theme allowing participants to learn new skills and strategies through lived experience storytelling and connection with like-minded individuals. Clinical expertise facilitates functional recovery and meaningful connection.

LOCATIONS/DATE: 

The first dates and times for the 8-week programs are as follows: 

  • Kirra Beach, Gold Coast: Wednesdays, from 25th October,  7am - 9am. 
  • Noosa Beach, Sunshine Coast:  Thursdays, from 19th October,  6:30am - 8:30am. 
  • Lennox Head, North Coast NSW: Wednesdays, from 1st November,  6:30am - 8:30am. 

 

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The Details
When:
Thursday 19 October -
Wednesday 27 December
8 Week Program
Location:
Various locations
Contact
Name: Waves of Wellness Foundation
Phone: 0459 041 832
Email: info@foundationwow.org
Eligibility:
Current or ex-serving ADF

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