NHS patients in the sea with surf boards
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Surfing lessons as therapy on the NHS

Funding for surfing lessons is being piloted for the first time by the NHS as a form of therapy.

20 young people diagnosed with mental health difficulties are to get six weeks of tuition in the water off Cornwall.

It's the first time the NHS has funded such a scheme and it could provide a blueprint for other health trusts across the country.

Jon Kay reports.

  • 15 Sep 2010