For many of us, our home is our safe space. For many children in under-served communities, safety is often found in spaces outside of their homes. During a time in which children do not have access to schools, surf therapy or youth coaches, Waves for Change recognises its duty of care to continue reaching those children with child-friendly mental health services.

Because of the circumstances we find ourselves in, Waves for Change is translating 10 years of surf therapy experience, resources and research into a remote delivery programme through our network of skilled youth coaches in communities. 

We are requesting funds toward the following adaptations of our surf therapy programme:

  • R250 (monthly) towards internet data for youth coaches, who need to deliver a reliable remote service to children in the programme 
  • R400 towards food boxes for families of children in the programme
  • R640 towards a telephonic debrief psychologist (cost per month)
  • R1,500 towards one-on-one mentorship for surf coaches (cost per month)

We urge those who are still in a position to do so, to please support our work by making a financial contribution or signing up as a monthly donor to help ensure our sustainability in delivering crucial services at a vulnerable time for those recovering from trauma or living with mental health challenges.

Other ways to get involved:

  • Follow us on social media for mental health updates
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  • Get your employer on board