Joel Pilgrim is a mental health Occupational Therapist and CEO of the Waves of Wellness
(WOW) Foundation. He has worked closely with young people with a vast range of mental
health issues including depression, anxiety and psychosis. The WOW Surfing Experience
programs are currently rolling out around Australia, providing people with mental health
issues the chance to use surfing and salt water therapy as part of their recipe for wellness.
Joel is a keen surfer and advocate for the freedom and healing abilities of nature and the
outdoors. Joel is available for speaking engagements at schools, organisations and corporate
workplaces around Australia.
Stand Up, Stand Out
author: Joel Pilgrim
illustrator: Mitch Revs