Accessing Sea Sanctuary
Sea Sanctuary is available to anyone (subject to an assessment) wishing to use our service.
To refer yourself or someone else to Sea Sanctuary, please complete the Referral Form (Click here to download the PDF) and return it to our office. We also welcome referrals from health care professionals, schools, housing providers, statutory and voluntary sector organisations.
Once we receive a referral, we will normally invite you to our office in Penryn for assessment. Our assessment usually lasts about an hour and covers basic information such as:
- Contact details
- Presenting problem
- Medical history
- Psychiatric history
- Any risks identified (either to yourself or others)
- Current support (e.g. family, health care professionals)
The assessment is an opportunity for you to find out more about Sea Sanctuary and for our team to better understand how we can support you. After the assessment, we will aim to contact you within five days and to discuss your referral further. By this time, we will have discussed your support needs as a team and will hopefully be able to offer you a placement.
In some cases, we may feel from your referral form and/or assessment that Sea Sanctuary cannot support your needs at the moment. If this is the case, we will contact you to explain why and encourage you to approach us again in the future.