Sea Sanctuary - the vessel for change

The purchase of our yacht

Sea Sanctuary has the full backing of many organisations (including the NHS) for its pioneering work into the provision of mental health care, operating from a unique platform. This platform (a 43 ft classic wooden yacht) needs to be purchased to faciliate our growth. Please help us to support the most vulnerable members of society.

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We have within the UK an enormous problem - we do not properly support children, young people and adults with matters relating to mental ill health. Children and young people are being overlooked resulting in a substantial increase in the numbers of children and young people presenting with (for example) deliberate self-harm, depression and anxiety. Self-harm alone is on the increase with some 98,000 admissions during 2007/08, the youngest being just six years of age. Sea Sanctuary CAN make a difference as we deliver education on this subject, offering hope and purpose to many young people. As a service having been researched for over two years, Sea Sanctuary has never been more needed than now. We will use existing treatments and provide them in a unique setting (at sea) on-board a classic yacht. This enhanced environment is perfect as it will improve the experience, improve learning whilst promoting good mental health. The sea has, afterall, many years of experience at providing a natural calming influence. Our yacht will cost in the region of £65,000 to purchase and our annual running costs are approximately £85,000. We have a caring and dedicated team, most of whom are healthcare professionals with the knowledge, determination and passion to make a difference. Please see for more information. Thank you.