Addiction and poor mental health are one of Ireland’s great social challenges
Sailing into Wellness provides an opportunity for vulnerable groups to experience a completely new environment, on the open sea. For those with mental health issues, recovering from addiction or from disadvantaged backgrounds sailing is proven to be a powerful tool in their development. Working together as a team, individuals are supported to overcome personal challenges in an environment that is both exhilarating and therapeutic.
"It’s in a safe place, being brought to the edge - anything could happen"
"The experience for them of being on a boat, being themselves, and showing themselves to be vulnerable - that’s a big challenge for any young fella that comes out of addiction where they couldn’t show vulnerability..”