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Giving Back - Mental Health Partners

At the Blue Ocean Life, giving back to the community is our most important core value. 10% of profits from every purchase support mental health causes. As our first partner, we’ve chosen to support to the International Surf Therapy Organization (ISTO).  Here’s some background on the organization.

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What is Surf Therapy?

Surf therapy is a method of intervention that combines surf instruction/surfing and structured individual and/or group activities to promote psychological, physical and psychosocial well-being.

Mission

ISTO leverages the power of partnership and the ocean to advocate for surf therapy to be used globally to improve mental and physical health and to make a collective effort to enable more access to safe evidence-based surf therapy.

Vision

ISTO envisions a society where surf therapy is universally accessible through prescription and supported financially by healthcare organizations.

Objectives

  • Provide access to surf therapy for people who are mentally, physically or socially disadvantaged.
  • Build a research and evidence base to showcase global innovations in surf therapy.
  • Build a gold standard, high quality surf therapy interventions servicing various vulnerable populations, prioritizing marginalized communities.
  • Mentor upcoming surf therapy program for inclusion into the ISTO network and provide resources.
  • Highlight the benefits of being in Nature and its therapeutic interventions.
  • Promote surf therapy access to landlocked areas using new wave pool technology and expansion in lakes and rivers

Visit ISTO at intlsurftherapy.org to learn more or to make a direct donation. Ten percent of all profits from Blue Ocean Life products are donated to this charity.