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Partnerships, Collaborations & Research 

MACE

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.

INCLUSEA

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. 

ISTO

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. On completion of this initial piloting and testing of our programme and supporting mobile application, Liquid Therapy would plan to seek further funding to scale and replicate this technology with our international partners.