Liquid Therapy is a registered service provider for the MACE project, which is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme. In 2022 will be delivering our A drop in the Ocean (ADITO) programme as a socially prescribed intervention, supporting children and families who have been affected by trauma. The project aims to transform the lives of vulnerable children and their families who are most at risk from a range of challenges and difficulties in their lives, by identifying, intervening early and providing nurturing and support within their own homes and communities on a cross border basis. The project is being managed jointly by the CAWT Partnership and TUSLA (the Child and Family Agency)
Irish Gap Year
Each year Liquid Therapy partners with Irish Gap Year, a Gap Year Association accredited program provider, and provides a series of programmes working together to offer our surfers a surfing Big Brother or Big Sister. The programmes work with the GAP year volunteer programme creating a unique experience for all involved. Our programmes focus on positive mental health through activity and social interactions.
Liquid Therapy is currently a leading partner in INCLUSEA, European consortium of 7 organizations from 5 countries. INCLUSEA aims to evaluate, develop and co-create best practice guidance for a common teaching methodology of surfing instructors oriented to people with additional physical and/or sensory needs. This will help establish a common European and international standard for those who lead adapted surfing teaching or surf therapy programs. The programme is currently underway and is in operation from 2021 to 2023.
In addition, 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. ISTO is an information hub for surf therapy prescriptions and a place for sharing in the practitioner community.
Liquid Therapy is a beneficiary of Sport Ireland’s innovation funding 2023. The funding will support the further development of programmes and supporting innovative methodologies for monitoring health outcomes in sport. Sport Ireland’s Innovation funding builds links between sport, industry and knowledge organisations in the area of sport and innovation. Sport Ireland promotes innovation with a view to increasing participation in sports.
During Autumn 2023, a selected group of “blue communities” from France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Spain, will host a series of European Blue Surf Festivals. The festivals will combine sporting activities, cultural events and educational seminars. Blue Surf Festivals as well as promoting inclusion, sustainability and surf culture, aim to further develop and promote the work of the INCLUSEA Network on developing common European adaptive surf methodologies. BLUESURFEST is a pan European project which is co-financed by the Erasmus + Sport Programme.