Supporting Young People

“Able to find my identity as a more positive contribution in society rather than living the unknown and not being able to describe who I am deep inside.”

Sea Sanctuary Youth Client




 “Life Changing”

Sea Sanctuary Youth Client


Our work with Young People has taken various forms, including projects that focus on maritime activities, the arts and those with a greater emphasis on emotional health.

We use various platforms from which we deliver our service; our wooden yacht, where we adjust our Sail Into Life programme so it is relevant for young people, our fleet of paddle boards, motor boats and our land based facility, ‘Water’s Edge’.

Each one of our programmes is designed to raise young people’s confidence levels, reduce anxiety, and improve their emotional resilience.

Not only are we interested in tackling emotional health but we also look at ways in which we can help young people identify and break down their barriers for future achievements and goals and build their transferable skills, improving their prospects for the future and employability.

We work with young people up to the age of 24 years, tailoring courses to their needs, this has included work with NEET groups (not in education, employment or training), discussing drug and alcohol misuse and goal setting.

Our programmes have been delivered in collaboration with various partners such as Together For Families, Carefree, The Phoenix Project and The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.


“The programme is well structured with a good balance of therapeutic recovery methods, fun, laughter and comradery leaving me with a calm aura. In fact everything was Bang On.”

Sea Sanctuary Youth Client


Below is a programme example:





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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Runner-up of a 2017 GSK IMPACT Award