Surf Therapy is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company. Formed in 2019 our mission is to provide ‘surf therapy’ for men suffering with depression, anxiety, stress and other mental health issues. We are proud to be a part of the International Surf Therapy Organisation (ISTO). Formed in Cape Town, South Africa, ISTO now has over 30 members worldwide, each using surfing for social good. Research continues to provide evidence that surfing as a therapy and getting in the sea with friends makes a measurable difference to people’s mental health.
We work closely with local communities, businesses, volunteers and surfers to help men in need experience the physical health benefits of surfing and also the calming and therapeutic effects of the ocean.
As well as the formal surf therapy course, we also run a weekly ‘surf club’ for men to attend. If the conditions are flat we will still meet for a beach walk and an informal beach clean.