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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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Home Testimonials

Samples of testimonials from Agencies, Benficiaries, and Volunteers.

Examples of testimonials from different groups; read more

in each section

Beneficery 2012. “What the Sailaday Experience achieved for me in 4 days, 4 years of psychologists and psychiatrists failed to achieve" AC 2012

Agency Care Team. “The participants of sailaday ok are most likely to complete treatment.”

Quote from a Plymouth Residential. “Childhood abuse and neglect can induce a wide range of debilitating symptoms that can result in multiple and complex problems, impacting on all areas of life. The Sailaday OK session/s play an important role in the healing process and integrates well into our treatment plan.  It gives a very concrete experience to draw on and from which to recognise resilience, existing strengths and the ability to make positive changes in their lives.”


 “When I contacted Sailaday I was up front about my motivations for volunteering and explained what I wanted to achieve. After so many rejections I wasn’t expecting to be welcomed aboard so warmly. And not just in the metaphorical sense, I’d also have a chance to get out on the boat and go sailing which was a bonus.


Manages a unique programme which meets the needs of their particpants.

In brief (quotes taken from Residential and Care Managers reports.)



  • develop and increase resilience and a sense of WellBeing.
  • develop negotiation skills and an increase in self awareness.
  • develop a positive and practical experience of interdependency
  • come to understand the need for teamwork and co-operation with one another
  • always return with a sense of achievement
  • get a feeling of hope
  • experiencing being part of a team and learn to resolve issues, and manage conflict
  • have transformative experiences which enhances their development of  the spiritual aspects of their recovery
  • are allowed to simply “be”.
  • describe having transpersonal experiences
  • learnt new skills
  • get a very concrete experience to draw on and from which to recognise resilience, existing strengths and the ability to make positive changes in their lives
  • report having had a positive experience of themselves, increased confidence, self-awareness, improved communication skills, and a lot of gratitude, and having had a lot of fun.
  • have a greatly increased sense of their own potential to have a productive and useful life when they leave residential treatment
  • who have this unique experience dramatically increases their chances of remaining drug/alcohol free.
  • Each sessions’ limited numbers encourage openness, and enhances the above changes due to being in smaller more intimate and sometimes challenging groups.
  • This is a unique and excellent therapeutic intervention given the short and intense time period of the sessions the achievements and outcomes reported are remarkable.

The story of a SailadayOK Volunteer



Sailaday would like to congratulate their volunteer Communications & Fundraising Coordinator on his recent 3rd Sector appointment. Read Don's story to find out more. 


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