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Sailaday OK – Life changing therapy at sea

Sailaday OK supports marine based adventure therapy to help adults, their families and young persons recover from the consequences of addictions, abuse and other trauma .

Our unique evidence based therapeutic model promotes positive personal change through practical expereince. To reduce disadvantage and social exclusion  by provision of therapeutic sailing  & Educate therapists and skippers in the benefits of therapeutic sailing.


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th bigstock Business Man Giving A Conferen 204296th IMG 9041hrubiceThe purpose of the research for Sailaday Ok is to help us to better understand what is happening on the boat and afterward to the beneficiaries back in the community so that we develop and enhance our programme and to validify it in the eyes of funders/sponsors.  Develop and improve the therapeutic models we have created.


  1. A qualitative study looking at the effects of the Sailaday experience in greater depth. The aims could be:
  2. To explore the active change factors and processes in an adventure Therapy.
  3. To explore the relationship between the effects of adventure therapy and the participants other experiences of therapy.
  4. Research who else could benefit from our therapeutic models
  5. To explore the role of the changes resulting from Sailaday Ok experience and the recovery process.
  6. Explore the lasting effects of the sailaday ok experience. How the experience is and can be integrated. (6 months and year further on)
  7. A wider issue is the benefits Adventure therapy specifically in the Blue environment.


The researcher would best be a post grad psychologist. Counselling Psychologists have to do Doctoral research. In contact and discussing the how’s and wherefores with Dr. Bill Jerrom and Deborah Cracknell from The Aquarium Plymouth, associated with Plymouth University and    Dr Ben Wheeler  & Thandiwe Hara-Msulira  at – European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH)  Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital


Initiated a programme of telephone interviews of beneficiaries who are back in the community 



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