Your Donation Will Change Lives

A lot goes on at Ocean Mind, and there is much more than meets the eye when running our surf therapy programs!  Your donation will help ensure that we can continue to change young peoples’ lives.

Below are a few different areas where your donations will make an impact.

“Ocean Mind is the only place she’s found, outside our home, where her outside matches her inside. For her that means she’s not masking who she is” – Parent from one of our participants

“The program is changing his self esteem, social skills and general well-being He is now hanging out with friends he went out in our neighborhood introducing himself to kids he’s never felt comfortable doing that” – Parent from one of our participants

 “It changed me for the better. I had a blast. It was good to meet new people and all of them understood me.” – One of our participants

Surfboards

We provide a number of soft surfboards of all sizes to give our participants the best chance at learning and improving their surfing skills.

Surf instructors

For each program, there is a youth worker and surf instructor to facilitate these life-changing experiences. 

Rashies

Rashies are essential for keeping us safe from the sun, as well as helping us to identify who is a part of the Ocean Mind crew out in the surf.

Volunteer Training

We upskill the local community with the knowledge and skills to provide mental health support for young people experiencing challenges.

Transport

We provide transport for our participants to ensure everyone has access to the beach.

Wetsuits

We need wetsuits of all shapes and sizes to keep our crew warm in the chilly Victorian water!