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OneWave

For all the surfers, sufferers and survivors, we are a non-profit surf community tackling mental health issues
with a simple recipe...saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro.

OneWave is all it takes.

Join us for our weekly Fluro Friday events at beaches around the world. Check out the events page for details.

Events

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Lyall Bay
6.30am
Canggu, Bali
Venice, Los Angeles
7am
Trigg Point, Perth
6.30am
First Point Noosa
6.30am
Where
else?
Lyall Bay
6.30am
Canggu, Bali
Venice, Los Angeles
7am
Trigg Point, Perth
6.30am
First Point Noosa
6.30am
Where
else?

Beach

Lyall Bay
Wellington
First Friday of every month 6.30am
Desiree Rose Cheer
Canggu, Bali
Canggu, Bali
Currently pop up events - look out on OneWave Instagram
Venice, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Every Friday at Venice Breakwater 7am
Zach Williams
Trigg Point, Perth
Perth
Every Friday 6.30am
First Point Noosa
Noosa
Every Friday at First Point 6.30am
Rory Denis Sean
Moffat Beach, Sunshine Coast 
Sunshine Coast
Every Friday unless announced on OneWave social media 6.30am
Jess Abraham
North Mollymook Beach
Mollymook
First Saturday of every month To be announced on OneWave social media
Jenny Lunnon
The Pass, Byron Bay
Byron Bay
Every Friday 7am
Kate Nelson
Soldiers Beach, Norah Heads
Norah Heads
Every Friday 6.30am
Cassie Ives
North Wollongong Beach
Woolongong
Every second Friday 6.30am

If you can’t find your location, we would LOVE you to start a Fluro Friday in your part of the World.

Contact: grant@onewaveisallittakes.com to organise a Sunrise Session & help raise awareness for Mental Health.

Beach City Date Contact
Lyall Bay Wellington First Friday of every month 6.30am Desiree Rose Cheer
Canggu, Bali Canggu, Bali Currently pop up events - look out on OneWave Instagram
Venice, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA, United States Every Friday at Venice Breakwater 7am Zach Williams
Trigg Point, Perth Perth Every Friday 6.30am
First Point Noosa Noosa Every Friday at First Point 6.30am Rory Denis Sean
Moffat Beach, Sunshine Coast  Sunshine Coast Every Friday unless announced on OneWave social media 6.30am Jess Abraham
North Mollymook Beach Mollymook First Saturday of every month To be announced on OneWave social media Jenny Lunnon
The Pass, Byron Bay Byron Bay Every Friday 7am Kate Nelson
Soldiers Beach, Norah Heads Norah Heads Every Friday 6.30am Cassie Ives
North Wollongong Beach Woolongong Every second Friday 6.30am
Bondi Sydney Every Friday 6.30am Sam Schumacher
Manly Sydney Every Friday 6.30am
Merewether Newcastle Every Friday 6.30am

If you can’t find your location, we would LOVE you to start a Fluro Friday in your part of the World.

Contact grant@onewaveisallittakes.com to organise a Sunrise Session & help raise awareness for Mental Health.

What's this all about?

OneWave is a non-profit surf community tackling mental health issues with a simple recipe...saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro.

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OneWave

OneWave Team

Grant Trebilco

OneWave Founder

After 10 years of battling with mental health issues, without seeking treatment Grant was hospitalized in 2012 and diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The ocean and surfing was Grant’s saviour in tough times when he was released from hospital. He discovered that onewave is all it takes. After hiding mental health issues for years, he decided enough was enough, it’s time to start talking and sharing his experience to try and help others. “Maybe if I share the simple recipe of saltwater, surfing and talking about mental health I can prevent people from ever feeling the way I did”. So one Friday morning he decided to dress up in a shirt and tie and go surfing solo at Bondi to try and spark conversations about mental health. That was the first OneWave Board Meeting and 4 Board Meetings later Fluro Friday’s were born, which have now taken place at over 50 beaches Worldwide.

Sam Schumacher

OneWave Co-founder

Sam is not your typical surfing instructor in fact he has graduated as an aero-space engineer, however this was overpowered by the pull of helping other people enjoy the ocean and surf board riding. Sam and Grant became mates over a shared love of surfing and giving people in a funk the chance to experience how good it feels to catch a wave. Sam and Grant have been working on OneWave together since it was founded in February 2013.

Joel Pilgrim

OneWave Surfing Experience Manager

Joel Graduated as an occupational therapist specialising in Mental Health. He first heard about OneWave through a friend in the second week of its existence. After Joel first heard about Grant going surfing solo in a suit, he had to join. In week 2, he donned a tux and headed down to meet Grant, combining 3 life passions, surfing, mental health, and dressing up. Since then Joel has launched the OneWave Surfing Experience, a program which gives mental health clients the opportunity to learn how to surf and turn their life around.

OneWave lets people know they are not alone and encourages them to get in the ocean, surf it out and talk about it.
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It doesn't matter whether you're riding a wave for the first time or the hundredth time…you never forget the feeling of being on a wave, letting everything go with a massive smile on your face. OneWave is all it takes... To free the funk. To give you hope.

OneWave holds weekly Fluro Friday sunrise sessions at beaches around the world to raise awareness for mental health. We dress up in the brightest outfits possible and surf/swim/do yoga. Fluro makes people smile and it gets people asking important questions, which are normally avoided about mental health. Everyone is welcome and it is a free event.

Fluro Friday's are started by everyday people at beaches all around the world. With your help we can reduce the stigma and help people free the funk in your local community. If you would like to start a Fluro Friday at your local beach we would be beyond stoked. Send us an email and lets make it happen: grant@onewaveisallittakes.com.
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OneWave Surfing Experience

The OneWave Surfing Experience gives mental health clients the opportunity to learn how to surf and turn their life around:

  • 12-week surfing program for people experiencing mental health issues
  • Established in partnership with mental health organisations in local area
  • Group participants are sourced from local mental health services
  • Mentoring opportunities available for past participants
  • Primary focus of this program is to combine physical health and clinical life skills, in a neutral, non-intrusive natural environment. This in turn, aims to improve social engagement and quality of life of mental health clients.
  • This program will encourage and assist participants in sharing lived experience, in a shift towards reducing the stereotypes and stigma surrounding mental
  • Specific Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is incorporated into the weekly schedule, with a variety of clinical topics discussed over the duration of the program.
  • This program aims to address the following areas:
  • 1. Participation in physical activity
  • 2. Social engagement and interaction
  • 3. Mastery of a new life skill
  • 4. Education of surf safety and survival skills
  • 5. Self confidence and self-esteem skills
  • 6. De-stigmatisation of mental health issues
  • 7. Functional recovery

For more information or to enquire about referring, contact OneWave Surfing Experience Manager Joel Pilgrim – Joel@onewaveisallittakes.com


Corporate Surf Experience


Discussions around mental health and wellbeing are few and far between in the workplace. The OneWave Corporate Program will help start much needed conversations in your workplace about mental health, by sharing a love of the ocean, surfing, mental health lived experience and mindfulness exercises.

By creating a culture of wellness, this will in turn encourage and foster productivity, while attracting and retaining staff with greater return of investment (ROI).

Programs are custom designed according to the organisation, and their company goals and vision.


Corporate Option 1


Half day Corporate Surfing Experience at the beach with mental health discussions, learn to surf and mindfulness activities.

Location: Bondi Beach

Example format of sessions:

- Duration – 4 hours

- Presentation from OneWave Founder Grant Trebilco – ‘The OneWave Story’

- Sharing of mental health lived experience

- Discussion from Mental Health Occupational Therapist – Joel Pilgrim

- Learn to surf lesson with accredited surfing organisation

- Yoga class and meditation session from qualified yoga teacher

Optional areas addressed include:

- Team building activities

- Group discussions

- Mindfulness and relaxation activities


Workplace Option 2


The OneWave Experience on-site - 2 hour In-office session with mental health discussions and mindfulness activities.


Location: Your companies office

Example format of sessions:

- Duration – 2 hours

- Presentation from OneWave Founder Grant Trebilco – ‘The OneWave Story’

- Sharing of mental health lived experience


- Discussion from Mental Health Occupational Therapist – Joel Pilgrim

Optional areas addressed include:

- Team building activities

- Group discussions around mental health

- Mindfulness and relaxation activities (yoga/meditation)


For more information or to enquire about booking a corporate package, contact OneWave Founder Grant Trebilco – grant@onewaveisallittakes.com


Need Help?

If you need urgent support or are worried about someone, remember you are not alone. Please contact your local doctor and/or use the numbers below to ask for help. If your need is life threatening, call the Police.

AUSTRALIA

AU Police - 000
Lifeline - 13 11 14
Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636
Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467
Mental Health Crisis Line - 1800 011 511
Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800
www.blackdoginstitute.org.au
www.beyondblue.org.au

USA

USA Police - 911
The Trevor Project - 866 488 7386
Suicide Prevention - 1-800-SUICIDE
www.thetrevorproject.org

NEW ZEALAND

NZ Police - 111
Depression.org.nz - 0800111 757
Lifeline - 0800543 354
Youthline - 0800 376 633
www.depression.org.nz

UK

UK Police - 999
Samatarians - 08457 90 90 90
www.mentalhealth.org.uk

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