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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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Queen's New Year's Honours Award for Richard Lannowe Hall
Queen’s New Year honours
British Empire Medal. For services to adventure therapy and addiction services in the south west 
On Saturday March 28th from 5.30pm to 7.30pm Richard Lannowe Hall hosted his British Empire Medal Award Ceremony.   The ceremony was conducted by  Colonel Bolitho, Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall,  the Queen’s representative and  accompanied by Cllr John Wood, Chairman, Cornwall Council  , at The Eco Park ,The Meeting Room,  Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Chapel Hill, Porthtowan,  Cornwall TR4 8HL.
The Award is ‘For services to adventure therapy and addiction services in the south west UK.’ This was part of the Order of the British Empire and awarded for either Meritorious Service or for 'Gallantry’.
 Richard Lannowe Hall BEM and Colonel Bolitho..........................................................Trustees 

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Trustees and Management

Richard Lannowe Hall BA RASA   Founder, manger.

As a recovering addict I appreciate the benefits of sailing and how my life improved with extended time immersed in this particular environment. This activity demands awareness of the ‘here and now’ and it helped me connect with all my senses and the environment. As a skipper I benefit from improving my problem solving skills and improve my communication skills.   As a professional skipper I am passionate about bringing these opportunities to others safely.   As a psychotherapist I have the tools and support to help me make sense of this experience and to analyse,  process and build appropriate therapeutic models.  I am also interested in the process of managing a non- profit making organisation and the social and eco implications this has as a model for the way forward for the world ecology.

Dr Bill Jerrom: Chair of Trustees. I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working in mental health services in the NHS. I have been involved with Sailaday OK since the charity was founded, and I think it has an inspirational and very innovative approach. I have a lot of experience of clinic and residential unit based therapy programmes, and I feel that adventure therapies are potentially very effective, and can help people with very unhappy life stories make rapid changes. The excitement and challenge of sailing in a yacht gives people recovering from addictions a unique opportunity to experience both happiness and competency – you can see this in their video blogs! Sailaday does really change lives.

Martin Little, Trustee and Treasurer .Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and member of the Institute of Chartered Tax Advisers, and partner in Greenwood Wilson Chartered Tax Advisers and Accountants.

Mr Trevor Brookes:  I am 48 and work for the UK Border Agency. (Formally HM Customs & Excise ). During over 20 years of service, of which most of it has been connected to maritime activities, I have gained a great appreciation of how sailing and boating can be so challenging, and yet so rewarding and therapeutic. I am also aware of how team working and having a part to play within a team instills a sense of responsibility and membership. Additionally, through my work, I also have an insight into the darker side of drug and alcohol issues, and how difficult it can be for someone to break out of the spiralling circle they might find themselves trapped in when involved in these matters. 

 John Marshall:I've been an enthusiastic sailor for 30 years and have really appreciated the profound sense of connection with the universe one feels when at sea.  It brings a sense of perspective that no other experience does.  In supporting Sailaday OK as a trustee I hope to bring this experience to people who really need it.  Having met several of the participants I'm assured that they derive real benefits from the therapy.

 Libby Cross. Cornwall. Consultancy project coordinator with Cornwall College. We are working with a group of four where I have set them a brief which will benefit the charity. As a trustee, I would like to concentrate on this area of working with groups from the college. I would like to use my contacts at the college to build a sustainable relationship with them, in the hope that we could continue to have a new consultancy group each year. Ideally this work will raise awareness of the charity and can only benefit it by working with the local college and using the resources of the business students themselves and the research facilities that they have access to. Whilst studying, I was the project manager of two consultancy groups and we worked with Sharps Brewery and Cornishworld magazine. I very much enjoyed this part of my degree and am thrilled to be continuing with the consultancy work. My work can be of a benefit to the charity and be personally very fulfilling. As a customer assistant at Marks and Spencer, I am hoping to progress professionally. I enjoy working as part of a team and have also used my time to co-ordinate successful events within the store, such as fund raising events. I now plan to use my experience with the charity

Sue Parker Hall, Secretary.

A British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy psychotherapist (Snr Accred), supervisor and free-lance trainer in private practice and a higher education lecturer. She has a particular interest in second stage recovery from substance addiction (co-dependency) and is author of Anger, Rage and Relationship: An Empathic Approach to Anger Management (Routledge 2008). Anger management difficulties are conceptualised as a symptom of unprocessed trauma, life events which a person has been unable to process previously. EAM respects an individual's unique character, history and current mental health status rather than delivering a psycho-educational 'one size fits all' programme; clients are assisted to develop the capacity to process life's experiences in a therapeutic relationship rather than teaching 'management strategies' which temporarily suppress rage but don't address underlying trauma. Sue also conceptualises addiction as a symptom of unprocessed trauma requiring a similar, tailored to the client, approach. She enjoys sailing for fun.    




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