Client Testimonials

Some feedback from people who have completed the ‘Sail into Life’ programme:


“The most soul-searching and fulfilling days of my life!”

“I have bi-polar disorder and I expect to be on medication for the rest of my life and to experience regular periods of being ill. To know that such a pleasant sanctuary would be available to me is very reassuring.”

“I know I have benefited from my experience on the boat and I thank everyone at Sea Sanctuary for it.”

“In my view what Sea Sanctuary has put into place – an essential plank to this was the support offered on board – could not be bettered…It is my fervent wish that Sea Sanctuary continues so that others can gain the kind of support that I enjoyed and valued.”

“Wow – I didn’t think I could sail or spend time with strangers, I did both and enjoyed it! Thank you so much.”

“From the moment I made contact with Sea Sanctuary I felt valued and respected as a person- this continued all the way through”

“I thought talking wasn’t for me – I have spent years in the armed forces (Royal Marines) bottling things up until one day I thought I would pop. I just want to say a BIG thank you to all of you at Sea Sanctuary for helping me”

“I really enjoy art and would like to be more of an artistic person but I have very limited skills. I failed GCSE art but still love it and have since tried to get onto a foundation course, my ultimate dream is to do a part-time foundation course at Pool or Falmouth University. I never do any Art at home but these Art classes push me and help me be more creative, I’m filling my sketch book and am enjoying myself. I enjoy using new materials for different types of drawings. I love it. I could of gone surfing today and I have turned it down to do the art class.”

Our Charity

Sea Sanctuary is an innovative marine based service and is the first of its kind in European waters.

We provide an evidence-based intervention combined with the exhilarating activity of Sail Training. Sea Sanctuary operates within the stunning waters of the Cornish coast.

Our service provides an experiential learning experience and we routinely achieve outstanding results. Sea Sanctuary is available to anyone within the UK (subject to an assessment).

Sea Sanctuary seeks to address the very real issue of mental health well-being for those who most need it.

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