Neelima Choahan

Neelima Choahan is a journalist at The Age, covering general news and is passionate about social issues.

Ocean Mind founder Rachael Parker says surfing helped her own depression.
Siblings Isabella and Sebastian with  Rachael ...

Youngsters riding a wave to happiness in surf therapy program Ocean Mind

When Isabella was nine-years-old, a traumatic incident in the pool turned the budding swimmer completely off the water. But this year, thanks to Ocean Mind, an organisation helping children experiencing difficulties in their lives, the primary school student went back into the water to surf.