Sea Sanctuary

Sea Sanctuary aims to assess, improve and maintain peoples' positive mental health and wellbeing through engaging in marine-based activities and health development.


We take therapy out of the office and onto the water, it’s a recipe that has helped hundreds improve their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Services provided:

Sea Sanctuary supports some of the most vulnerable people in society, many of whom have no other support whatsoever, and for whom life is often difficult. We help people manage depression, anxiety and alcohol/drug misuse. Additionally, our programme is effective with people who have experienced severe trauma.
Sea Sanctuary currently offers the following services:
• Adult Services which includes Sailing programmes, Individual therapy and weekly classes
• Young People & Family Services which includes maritime activities and Individual therapy
• Children’s residential Services: An Ofsted registered children’s home
Sea Sanctuary adopts a person centred approach which places each individual at the centre of developing and delivering their support programmes. Activities including sailing, paddle boarding, creative writing, art, mindfulness are interwoven with psychological support which creates a balanced and unique approach to helping our often extremely vulnerable client group.
Sea Sanctuary uses two very different platforms from which we deliver our services; our wooden yacht ‘Fire Dancer’ and through our land-based facility, ‘Water’s Edge’. Despite their obvious differences, each of the services dovetail together allowing us to provide intensive treatment for approximately 300-400 people each year. Crucially, each of these services can also work independently as a stand-alone intervention.
Our “hero” project The ARC, a 55m floating barge is due to open as an Ofsted registered Children’s Home. The ARC will provide a ‘Best Practice’ model of care for young people. This will dramatically reduce the need for young people to be sign-posted out of county for specialist support as currently, young people are sign-posted hundreds of miles out of county for treatment. Our psychotherapeutic activities, combined with marine activities would allow Sea Sanctuary’s long-term stay clients to enjoy bespoke psychosocial activities. Through an integrated model of care, promoting social inclusion and tackling antisocial and offending behaviour, our programmes aim to expand opportunities and help to improve the general health and wellbeing of the individual and their abilities to cope with the challenges of everyday life.

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Waterside House
Falmouth Road
TR10 8BE

Phone: 01326 378 919

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