Voyage of Transformation


The Voyage of Transformation is a joint project between Plymouth & District Mind and the Tectona Trust. A six-day voyage at sea on the sail training ship Tectona, with its expert and friendly crew, will provide voyagers with an opportunity to work together, to support each other and learn new skills in a new environment.


Plymouth tall ship Tectona has for several years successfully carried out a programme of Recovery Voyages with people who are recovering from addiction. The new environment and the rhythm of life at sea, gives people a fresh perspective where they apply skills they sometimes didn’t even know they had.

The aim for the Voyage of Transformation is to work with people with mental health challenges to improve their self-esteem, support them to develop new skills and coping strategies, and to ultimately empower them to live meaningful and satisfying lives beyond mental ill-health.

The environment will also foster the development of teamwork skills and positive peer support relationships. Voyagers will have the option to work towards the internationally recognised Competent Crew Certificate if they choose to.

When & Where? 

September 2018 – The Voyage of Transformation will depart from and return to Plymouth. Voyages can head towards different locations depending on weather conditions, and the team’s choice.


Plymouth & District Mind and Tectona Trust are registered charities. The cost of the voyage will need to be fundraised for. One part of this will be done by the team of voyagers with guidance and support from Plymouth & District Mind. This way, the voyagers will be supported to get to know each other and become a team before they set off.

Interested in donating or fundraising for the Voyage of Transformation?

Please contact Zoe Copeland on 01752 512280 or [email protected]