Joe Taylor

The Surf Therapy Charity

Joe is the founder and CEO of The Wave Project which is the world’s first surf therapy programme funded by a government health service, giving young people the confidence and skills to enjoy life to the full.

Starting as a small voluntary project in Cornwall back in 2010, the charity now runs therapeutic surfing courses throughout the UK.

These award-winning courses combine surfing with the positive energy supplied by awesome volunteers and professional surf coaches. Our courses help young people to learn and feel free, feel calmer, less anxious, and more positive about themselves.

Working with over 1000 young people each year across the UK the impact of the charity is growing year on year.

As well as surf therapy The Wave Project also runs a UK-wide Surf Club for young people, Beach School for pupils who are struggling at school, Surf to Work to help young adults feel more confident in the work place, Wave Rangers, educating children about the natural environment and Adaptive Surfing to allow more young surfers to access the water.

At the Happy Healthy Education Conference, Joe will be talking about how surf therapy impacts the mental health and well-being of children and young people.


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