Liquid Therapy was created in 2011 to provide one to one support for young people who wanted to experience surfing but who are unable to participate in mainstream opportunities. Since 2011 Liquid Therapy has evolved from a small, community based, volunteer run group to a Registered Charity with a national remit. Now, Liquid Therapy operates as a registered charity with a core team of staff and a large group of committed volunteers who enable Liquid Therapy to provide a more structured and organised programme of activities for participants.
Our journey has seen us achieve the Arthur Guinness Award (2014), Shore Shots Film Festival Award (2016), CARA Inclusion Award (2018), the Donegal Volunteer Centre Programme of the Year Award (2018 and 2021), the National Lottery Good Cause of the Year Award (2019) and Rethink Ireland’s Social Enterprise of the Year Awardees (2021).
At the end of 2021 Liquid Therapy became a registered charity and as we welcomed in 2022 we opened the first Inclusive Surf Centre in the country, at Rossnowlagh Beach in Donegal. A drop in the Ocean (ADITO), the mental health program that we created in response to the global pandemic, became prescribable to young people who had experienced trauma in Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Monaghan and Cavan! In 2022, we worked with Vision Sports Ireland and the Irish Wheelchair Association to widen the scope of our accessibility.
It is our belief, as a team of dedicated ocean lovers, that everybody should be able to benefit from the therapeutic experience of the Ocean. From experiencing the sea for the first time to catching your own waves; our mission is provide the perfect platform to empower each individual to be able to reach their aquatic potential!
Liquid Therapy is a member of ISTO, the International Surf Therapy Organization. ISTO is a collective of the world’s leading surf therapy practitioners, clinicians, researchers, and influencers working together to advance understanding in the sector through research.
Liquid Therapy is a Registered Charity and is governed by Irish Surfing, the Governing Body for Surfing in Ireland.
Tom Losey, Founder