Scuba Diving rehabilitation charity Deptherapy is urging divers to ‘give back’ this weekend at the UK’s leading GO Diving show. Deptherapy beneficiaries and Board Members will be manning stand 47, situated close to the entrance to GO Diving, which takes place at the NAEC Stoneleigh, Coventry from 4th to 6th March.
Deptherapy will be launching their new Direct Debit scheme at the show. The charity urgently needs to raise funds to keep their life changing and life saving programmes in operation. Deptherapy is hoping to encourage the supportive diving community to give a small regular amount through Direct Debit and Gift Aid via the Just Giving fundraising platform. Visitors to the show can sign up to the scheme on the Deptherapy stand and anyone pledging over £5 per month will also receive a free Deptherapy water bottle.
100% of donations to Deptherapy go directly to support their beneficiaries. Deptherapy has no paid staff and minimal overheads. Every penny given to the charity goes directly into providing bespoke scuba diving training and support for injured UK Armed Forces Veterans.
You can find out more about the work of Deptherapy in their two presentations at GO Diving. Deptherapy Chair Richard Cullen, beneficiary and Mental Health Champion Tom Oates together with Deptherapy’s Vice President Dr Richard Castle, who is an Independent Consultant Psychologist, specialising in trauma, will be speaking on the Main Stage at the show from 3pm until 3.45pm on Saturday and Sunday.
The thought-provoking title of their presentation is “Scuba Diving & Rehabilitation: Fact or Fiction”. Using the academic and medical studies of Deptherapy’s work, the team will challenge the present clamour within the scuba diving industry that scuba diving, on its own, has a healing effect in respect of mental health. The team will show that what Deptherapy delivers is far more than adaptive scuba diving, and it is this added value that delivers the ongoing psychological benefits to beneficiaries in what is now considered to be a world leading and ground-breaking programme.
Team Deptherapy looks forward to seeing you at GO Diving this weekend.