STOKED is a surf therapy program for young people aged between 14 to 25 years.
Our program aims to teach surfing as a coping strategy for mental health, connect young people to community, deliver education on mental health and wellbeing and provide exposure to the healing powers of the ocean.
We’re now looking ahead to our 2022 summer program! It will kick off in November but dates are to be confirmed. Keep your eyes peeled!
The education sessions are provided by qualified practitioners from a range of Brophy programs including headspace, DARE, Healthy Relationships as well as community leaders in the health and wellbeing field, whilst the surfing lessons are provided by our partner, Go-Surf School Port Fairy.
The program would not be possible without our volunteer mentors from the local surfing community that supports our participants on a 1:1 basis.