WHO IS ONEWAVE?
OneWave is a non-profit surf community tackling mental health challenges with a simple recipe...saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro. What started in Bondi Beach in Australia in 2013 has now spread to more than 100 beaches in over 20 countries, through Onewave's Fluro Friday events. This has given 10,000+ people the chance to openly talk about mental health and experience how good it feels to get in the ocean and catch a wave.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP?
Suicide is the biggest killer of young people. More young people are taking their own lives than dying in car accidents and the numbers are going up.
We need your help, because together we can save more lives.
WHY SURFING CAN POSITIVELY IMPACT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH?
Surfing has been proven to help people facing mental health challenges. Research studies have shown that surfers experience less anxiety and depression than the average population (Levin, 2009), and surfing enhances mental health capacities of elite athletes (Hardcastle et al. 2015). In addition, surfing interventions have been found to increase body image, self-compassion, and self-esteem, and decrease depression and alienation (Rosenberg et al. 2014), and provide a sense of respite from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD: Caddick, Smith, and Phoenix, 2014).
DONATE NOW TO HELP US HELP MORE PEOPLE
OneWave is a non-profit surf community and donations to OneWave are tax deductible under the auspices of the Australian Sports Foundation. Australian Sports Foundation transfer the donations made here to OneWave. 100% of the proceeds from donations go toward projects and operational running costs of 'OneWave' to tackle mental health issues with a simple recipe...saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro.
Whether it is a $10, $20 or $100 donation every little bit counts and together we can help give more people the chance to turn their life around.
Here is some of the key things your donations will help fund:
Thank you for being part of the OneWave community and your awesome support!