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January 2020

Ocean Mind & Jack Freestone

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Last week the Ocean Mind family got to surf and hang out with Australian Pro Surfer Jack Freestone. It was a perfect sunny morning, with clean waves rolling in at Anglesea beach. Thanks to the team of volunteers including Damien Cole – Independent for their dedication and passion. Jezzalanko Creative thank you for capturing this moment.

“Ocean Mind are doing some amazing work. Surfing has given me so much and impacts me in a positive way every time I get in the ocean, so to share the stoke and time in the water with these amazing kids, was just really cool.” Jack Freestone

Healing wounds and boosting mental health with surfing

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If you’re looking for ways to help children deal with family violence, disability and mental health, have you ever considered surfing?

The Ocean Mind surfing program, run along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, has been helping young people since 2016. Their approach is based on the Wave Project, a successful intervention program in the UK.


Bella, Ethan and Chloe, some of the participants of Ocean Mind surf school

Mel, mother of Bella

Will Devine, mentor with Ocean Mind

Rachael Parker, CEO and founder of Ocean Mind

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