The Wave Project received this message from a parent of one child who took part in their surf therapy programme this year:
“My 15 year old son Jake has suffered a lot of bullying, discrimination, hate crime and also the loss of a very special family member last year. Getting him out of his room, let alone out of the house was a daily struggle.
Confidence and mental health was at an all time low. We had been to GPs and saved what little money we had to pay privately for a therapist because things were not improving. Finding his suicide notes in his room was the most heart breaking experience of my life, I felt lost and like I was failing him….
I can’t even begin to describe what the Wave Project has done for not only my son but my whole family. He has been accepted, encouraged and treated so kindly.
He now actively makes plans with various groups of friends, looks forward to going out and about on buses, explores the city, goes shopping. It’s unbelievable! His confidence, resilience and realisation that people do accept him has changed all of our lives.
I fully believe The Wave Project has saved my son’s life.”
This news article was posted on 16 December 2022.