Are you aged 12-18* and confident in water?

Join us on a journey to improve your wellbeing and be inspired to live a more active lifestyle and try new things!

Step Forward is partnering with Get Out to deliver the Blue Health project in Tower Hamlets this summer. Blue Health will suit young people who may be experiencing stress, anxiety, mild mental or emotional health difficulties, or for those who find it hard to access traditional holiday activities. Step Forward also provides LGBTQ+ services and support and values inclusivity and diversity. If you are unsure which group you should attend, please don’t hesitate to discuss with us.

*if you are 19- 25 years and interested, please contact us to explore options. Only 15-17 spaces per group available.

Free sessions, travel included!

You will take part in a 3 session programme. The activities will start with stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) at West Reservoir in Stoke Newington and will then progress onto the beach at Joss Bay in Kent, where you will learn to surf. Over the course of the programme you will also have the opportunity to connect with others, learn more about water safety and connect more with the natural world/ green and blue spaces.

Step Forward has been supporting young people in Tower Hamlets with their wellbeing since 1988. Our partner organisation ‘GET OUT’ believes that surfing provides an outlet for people to experience and enjoy the benefits of surfing whilst also enjoying the further benefits of a more active lifestyle. Their surf programme will inspire confidence, improve self-esteem, increase resilience promote water-based activities and the protection of our blue spaces.

Join one of our small supportive groups:

Group for all genders/sexualities
Thursday 15th 11:00am – 6:30pm and Friday 16th August 2:00pm – 6:30pm; Surfing at Joss Bay on Saturday 31st August 9:00am – 4:00pm

Group for those identifying as boys/young men or masc identifying
Thursday 22nd 11:00am – 6:30pm and Friday 23rd August 2:00pm – 6:30pm; Surfing on Saturday 7th September 9:00am – 4:00pm

Group for those identifying as girls/young women or fem identifying
Thursday 29th 11:00am – 6:30pm and Friday 30th August 2:00pm – 6:30pm; Surfing on Saturday 14th September 9:00am – 4:00pm

For more information contact us at or call 07961 201 234 or 020 7739 3082

“GET OUT provided our pupils with an opportunity to take part in a program that they would never usually be able to experience. After their surf trip, they were the most excited, happy and inspired children that I have ever seen”

Frank Harrowell, Head Teacher, Malmesbury Primary School.