About Waves of Wellness 2017-12-06T18:49:49+00:00


We are the Waves of Wellness Foundation (WOW), a mental health

surf therapy charity, committed to changing lives by delivering for-purpose

innovative programs for people experiencing mental health challenges.

Our programs break down the barriers and stigma that prevent people from being well. Get wet and have a good time, we say.

And it’s a simple enough creed, but the message runs deeper than that: it’s OK not to be OK, and that you don’t have to – ever – go it alone.

We believe dealing with mental health is not just about dealing with crisis, but that it’s also about finding healthy outlets for people who are struggling, recovering and doing fine. By facilitation conversations and connection and by increasing awareness, we want to change the way mental health is viewed and treated.

Under the direction of Executive Director and Founder, Joel Pilgrim, WOW is expanding programs nationally, addressing the need for innovative solutions in the mental health space.

Pilgrim, a mental health Occupational Therapist and former OneWave Mental Health manager, has seen the difference one wave can make time and time again – WOW is a way to bring that difference to a broader community, providing additional outreach, resources and people power to create long lasting impact.

WOW,  proudly supported by OneWave, has DGR tax deductible status, and with the support of the community and affiliated networks, are tackling mental health head on.

It’s salt water therapy at it’s best.