Ocean Mind is a community surf movement creating therapeutic surfing programs. We use an evidence-based model which has demonstrated outstanding results in helping young people who are experiencing difficulties to make them feel more accepted, positive and comfortable with their lives
The charity started in 2016 piloting a UK based surf therapy model created by The Wave Project. The aim was to use a simple formula of mentoring, fun and surf to create life-changing experiences for young people experiencing mental health issues, social isolation and disabilities.
Ocean Mind bases its model on the evidence-based program developed over the last 10 years in the UK as The Wave Project.
The pilot program in Australia showed similar results to those in the UK. Young people were feeling more confident, improved their outlook on life and gave them a sense of achievement whilst having a lot of fun. Encouraged by the result the Ocean Mind Inc. was established as a not for profit charity in Australia.