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Wave Project: NHS-funded surf therapy for well-being

15 November 2013 Last updated at 00:27 GMT

Learning to catch your first wave could help conquer depression and low self-esteem according to a new project launched by the NHS in Dorset.

The £10,000 pilot scheme, funded by Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust, offers young people a series of surf lessons on prescription.

The fledgling surfers arrive at the seashore facing a range of challenges - from coping with the death of loved ones to dealing with autism or anxiety disorders.

Brandon is 14 years old. He has been referred by social services to help him settle into a home in foster care and a new class at school.

Produced by Smitha Mundasad and Hannah King