Sail Training organisations around the UK are highlighting how taking part in a Sail Training voyage can boost young people’s mental health.
The #SailToWellbeing social media campaign taking place this month uses the 5 steps developed by the NHS and Mind to show that a Sail Training voyage not only boosts your confidence and teamworking skills, but can also improve your general wellbeing.
Sail Training is not about learning to sail! Instead, it uses the experience of sailing offshore as part of a crew to teach young people about teamwork, communication and to broaden their horizons. 30 organisations around the UK provide the experience to young people from schools and youth groups. Research has shown that Sail Training improves young people’s confidence, resilience and gives them a sense of achievement. UK Sail Training organisations include the Ocean Youth Trust, Sea Cadets, Rona Sailing Project and Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, amongst others.
The 5 steps to wellbeing happen naturally on every Sail Training voyage, and include:
Connecting with people
Taking notice of the world
Learning new things
Giving back to the community
The social media campaign is active now and will run until the middle of June. Check it out by following #SailToWellbeing from your favourite Sail Training organisation, or #SailToWellbeing – UK Sail Training, or @uksailtraining on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Sail Training voyages are now available to book, go to Sail Training Organisations – UK Sail Training to find out more.