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Continued child-friendly mental health services

Waves for Change stands firmly behind the words of Cyril Ramaphosa "In the days, weeks and months ahead our resolve, our resourcefulness and our unity as a nation will be tested as never before."

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 mentors, 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 surf mentors in the communities. 

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

  • R250 (monthly) towards internet data for youth surf mentors, who need to deliver a reliable remote service to children in the programme 
  • R300 towards food vouchers 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 mentors (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
  • Share this campaign 
  • Create a fundraiser to inspire and motivate your friends
  • Get your employer on board

    Thank you sincerely for your consideration.

    Tim Conibear, Founder - Waves for Change Surf Therapy. 

    health, mentalhealth, surftherapy, covid19


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      Sebastian Hoornweg

      R80,926 raised

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      Jess Meniere

      R46,080 raised

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      Isla MacNaughton

      R7,350 raised

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      Vilje Visser

      R2,250 raised

    5 Fundraiser projects


    1. Mandy Jackson

      1 June

    2. Lauren Brunner

      21 May

    3. Berit

      15 May

    469 Donations

    Fundraiser projects

    5 Fundraiser projects

    Sharing Waves : 22K for my 22nd

    By Jess Meniere

    The sea has forever been my escape, a sanctuary, and a place of security. From a young age, I spe...

    100% Completed
    R22,550 raised
    R22,000 Target
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    We are Surfs Up in support of Waves For Change

    By Isla MacNaughton

    We are, Isla, Sian and Rebecca, And this year we have been asked to raise money and awareness for...

    73.5% Completed
    R7,350 raised
    R10,000 Target
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    I am raising funds for Waves for Change

    By Jess Meniere

    The sea has long been my escape, a sanctuary, and a place of security. From a young age, I spent ...

    100% Completed
    R23,530 raised
    R20,000 Target
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    I am raising funds for Waves For Change

    By Sebastian Hoornweg

    Surfing is my absolute passion. This past summer I hoped to work again as a junior surf coach, bu...

    100% Completed
    £3,987 raised
    £3,500 Target
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