Looking beyond… Then seeing it through…
To develop a programme of adventure sailing for people who have had mental health and addiction problems, on board sail training vessel TECTONA.
To evolve the programme through research and by listening to the thoughts and ideas of Service Users.
To include them in maintaining the vessel, and to support them in learning seamanship skills and becoming active and professional sailors.
Tectona herself is loaned free of charge for the work she does. Tectona Trust is entirely operated by Volunteers and with donated money. Please donate now! Donated money has been used since 2010 to fund: travel costs for Volunteers travelling to work on board Tectona; to set up a University research project; to pay the expenses of a former heroin addict helping us to raise funds, and finally to maintain this website! (Around £200 p.a.)
Here is an example of the feedback we've had from Somerset youngsters, their parents and their teachers:
Firms and people who have gone the extra nautical mile for Tectona.