Mental Health Awareness
Waves of Wellness Foundation (WOW) is mental health surf therapy charity, committed to changing lives by delivering for-purpose innovative programs for people experiencing mental health challenges.
Their vision is to see a world where people understand mental health as a normal part of everyday life. Where ‘invisible’ mental health issues are treated like any other physical injury. Where there’s no social stigma, and people struggling don’t have to feel embarrassed, shamed or treated differently because of the way they are feeling.
And it’s a simple enough creed, but the message runs deeper than that: it’s OK not to be OK, and that you don’t have to – ever – go it alone. And what better way then to get in the ocean, surfing with others feeling free, alive, and connected.
WOW believe dealing with mental health is not just about dealing with crisis, but that it’s also about finding healthy outlets for people who are struggling, recovering and doing fine. By facilitation conversations and connection and by increasing awareness, they want to change the way mental health is viewed and treated.
Here at Ocean Flo, we are huge advocates for Mental Health and as such we will be donating 5% of our profits to the Waves of Wellness foundation, and actively involved in their event in the Sunshine Coast. If you want to make a seperate donation, please jump on their website below to donate and support this awesome salt water therapy program.