Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is supporting new emergency services mental health initiative, Surfwell, with a loan of three Volkswagen vans.
Surfwell is a mental health pilot project set up by the emergency services to support staff struggling with mental health, resilience and workplace performance using the benefits of surf therapy.
Surfwell’s sessions aim to support blue light workers, such as the police, ambulance, fire, coastguard, RNLI, and other emergency service providers. The initial sessions are based in Devon and Cornwall with an aim to expand across the country in coming months.
As part of its support of the charity, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has loaned one Crafter to transport the equipment to and from the sessions, and two Caravelles to transport the team and participants.
James Mallows, project lead at Surfwell, said: “We are pleased to have the support of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. Having seen first-hand the proven benefits of surf therapy, we really believe this initiative will help to support blue light workers across the UK. With the use of three Volkswagen vans, we are now able to transport our equipment and team easily and efficiently to and from sessions, and really focus on the task at hand. The use of these vehicles supports our goal of sustainability by reducing financial costs associated with hiring vehicles. We hope to continue to work with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles as the project progresses.”
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