One of my favourite local organisations, One Wave Is All It Takes, is holding a fund-raiser tonight at The Bucket List, Bondi. According to the organisers, there will be a huge range of amazing raffle prizes and goodies up for auction.
What’s the fundraiser in aid of?
In addition to holding weekly gatherings at beaches around Australia to get people talking about mental health in a friendly environment, One Wave has recently started a new initiative called ‘The One Wave Surfing Experience’.
The initiative is a 12 week learn-to-surf program for those experiencing mental health issues. It’s a fabulous strategy, giving those involved a chance to focus on something other than what’s going on in their heads, and a fun challenge to look forward to each week.
The One Wave team’s dream is to “start 20 million conversations about mental health and get 10,000 people in the ocean so they experience how good it feels to catch a wave and openly talk about mental health.”
With 20% of Aussies experiencing mental health issues each year and an average of six people lost to suicide every day, I’m so happy that these Bondi locals are doing something to help.
Head down to The Bucket List from 7pm tonight, Wednesday 22nd July.
Tracey @ What’s New Bondi xx