Other Services

Veterans Programme

As an organisation, we firmly believe that access to our sailing programme can have enormous benefits for veterans.

We can offer:

  • Adventure Therapy – simply sailing with a focus on team building and soft-skill development
  • Sail into Life – our main programme designed to improve well-being
  • Respite – time out with an emphasis on relaxation

If you are a veteran and wish to sail with us, we might be able to secure funding for your placement. This could also include travel costs and, where necessary, a B&B either end of the placement. We would need some further information from you to determine whether this is possible.

Emotional Well-being Programme (for children and young people):

The Emotional Well-being Programme addresses key areas in the well-being of children and young people, namely emotional intelligence, building self esteem, friendship, coping with stress and healthy well-being. The full programme is run as a residential placement although there is an option for day programmes, covering specific topics.

A typical day for this programme entails a mixture of sailing and activities (games, tasks, discussions) addressing key areas.

“Take the Helm”

This 5 day residential project is aimed at young people between the ages of 16-19 who are NEET (not in education, employment or training) young people, and is currently OPEN for applications.  The purpose of this programme is to equip young people with additional and transferable skills, thus supporting their transition into employment, education, training, apprenticeships or voluntary placements.

‘Take the Helm’ is delivered in an informal style, drawing on the latest research for the improvement of well-being, identifying barriers to progression, improving communication skills and achieving sustainable results.

Please contact us for more details.

Mindful Stress Management (for adults):

A four-day residential programme looking at reducing work based stress to benefit both employees and employers.

Taster sessions can be arranged at the workplace.

Private Charter

Our yacht is available for private charter (with a Skipper) and any funds raised will help to support our pioneering work.

More Information

‘Activity Therapy’, ‘Sailing as a medium for increasing self confidence’ and ‘The effects of physical activity on mental health’, all demonstrate that the type of service we offer really does work. Indeed our own feedback has not only been 100% positive, we have noted a significant improvement in the general well-being of our clients. We use validated means of evaluation which allow us to keep an accurate track of service outcomes.

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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