Join a first time trip then come back and stay supported. All our trips, for 8-17 and 18-24 year-olds, are free to anyone who has been treated for cancer.
Four days can be transformational. It's not about sailing or the water, but the magic that happens when young people with shared experiences are together on a boat.
Many young people need continued support in recovery. Our sailing and outdoor adventure weeks mean they can stay involved for as long as they need.
Through our sailing and outdoor adventure trips, young people experience improved mental wellbeing, by gaining a new sense of purpose and self-worth, rediscovering their independence, and feeling optimism for the future.
They begin to realise what they are capable of again - physically, mentally, and socially - and stop feeling like ‘the only one’. They can start to take the next step towards re-establishing their place in the world.
We see a huge transformation in so many young people the first time they come sailing with the Trust.
They can then stay part of our community and keep coming back. Many young people go on to volunteer, some even gain qualifications to work on Trust trips.
That continuity is important and can make the real difference in a young person believing in a brighter future.
People say 'You've got cancer, let's get you physically better,' but they neglect the mental health side. The Trust is almost solely focused on rehabilitating the mental health side and connecting people."
Whether you're looking forward to your next trip or are new to the Trust, there are lots of other ways to get involved and stay supported all year round too. From our Trust Letters network to connect young people by post to our Trust Tutorials to help brush up your sailing skills before your next trip. From signposting to further support beyond the Trust to inspirational stories on our Sound Waves podcast.Find out more
It’s less like I had something really strange and out of the ordinary happen to me.
Finally being able to talk to other people her age about what she'd been through made Ammarah feel less like something strange had happened to her.
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