iDID Launches New Female Empowerment Project

August 22nd, 2017

We are so excited to be piloting our new Krush Programmes, a series of projects to empower young women aged 14-18 years using wakeboarding as a tool to promote positive body image, increase self-worth and improve confidence.

Wakeboarding is an exciting watersport that is much like snowboarding but on water. The rider is attached to a board and pulled along the water by a cable system. Our Krush projects will be delivered at Club Wake Park on the Grendon Lakes site and facilitated by positive female role models.

The Krush Project is funded by the Northamptonshire Community Foundation and is split into two programmes, Krush It and Krush Klub.

Why Krush?

Young women are particularly at-risk as teenage girls today face a massive amount of pressures including: Stress at school, body image worries, early sexualisation, bullying on and offline and uncertainty about the future after school. A recent study by the Department of Education has shown a worrying rise in mental health problems among teenagers girls with more than one in three teen girls suffering from anxiety or depression, a 10% increase in the last decade. Out of the girls surveyed, 37% had three or more symptoms of psychological distress, for example feeling worthless  or unable to concentrate, compared to 15% of boys.

Krush It is a 6 week fully funded referral based programme working with CAHMS and youth services in Northamptonshire to support young women affected by, or at risk of, mental health issues and low well-being. Referrals will also be considered for siblings and parents/caregivers if it benefits the young person.

Start Date: Tuesday 29th August, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Krush Klub is open to ALL females aged 14-25 years of age and is a subsidised 6 week course to learn how to wakeboard in an inclusive and social environment. The course is reduced by over half price to just £60.

Start Date: Saturday 2nd September, 10am-12pm

Cost: £60

How to book

To request a referral form for Krush It or to book on the Krush Klub, please contact our coordinator by emailing

We look forward to krushing with you.

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