“Sailing has helped my life in so many ways, by building my independence, confidence and drive in life. I am stronger, mentally and physically, and I am encouraged, inspired and supported to overcome any barriers imposed by my disability.”
Using sport as therapy is nothing new and is something we believe in at All-Aboard. We use the medium of the water to teach self reliance, teamwork and self belief along with a sense of enablement, achievement and a time to “just be”. This is never more evident that when we work with groups and health care providers to use their time with us as therapy to improve not only physical ability or mental health, but often as a respite from debilitating conditions. All of this takes place in a setting with which is ideal to practise such skills as mindfulness and feelings of connectiveness with nature, something which has now been evidenced as having a positive effect on mental well-being.
We will tailor any session to match the particular needs of the individuals involved as different sports give different health benefits, some physical, some eotional and some spiritual.
We have worked with Frenchay Brain Injury Unit, Headway, Silverlining, Cerebral Palsy Plus, Childrens Hospice SW, the Stroke Association, Action for the Blind, Bristol Hospital School, for several seasons as well as many of the special needs schools in Bristol, such as Kingsweston, Claremont, St Christophers and New Fossway.
Click HERE to watch 2 parents reflect on their experience of attending our Sailability sessions as a family.
If you would like to know more about working with us please contact the office on 0117 929 0801.