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Referral Process

Sea Sanctuary is available to anyone (subject to an assessment) wishing to use our service.

The Process

To refer yourself or refer someone else to Sea Sanctuary, please complete a referral form.

The referral forms can be emailed or posted to the Sea Sanctuary office.

It is a simple, safe, and secure process.

We also welcome referrals from health care professionals, schools, housing providers, statutory and voluntary sector organisations.

A young person can self-refer to us, but a legal guardian or agency worker is required to be aware of the referral, attend our assessment meeting with the young person and co-sign any paperwork.

Our definition of young person is under the age of 18.


Once we receive a referral, we will arrange for you to come to our office in Penryn for an assessment meeting.

If you are located outside of Cornwall, we can arrange a telephone assessment.

The meeting will last approximately an hour and you do not need to bring anything with you.

The assessment is an opportunity for us to find out more about how accessing Sea Sanctuary can be of benefit to you and for us to clarify that we can support your needs.

The Meeting will cover the following information :

  • Contact details
  • Presenting problem
  • Medication
  • Medical history
  • Psychiatric history
  • Any risks identified (either to yourself or others)
  • Current support (e.g. family, health care professionals)


A Sea Sanctuary team member will contact you within five days to confirm the details agreed within the assessment meeting and send you further information.

In some cases, we may feel from your referral form and/or assessment that Sea Sanctuary cannot support your needs at the moment. If this is the case, we will contact you to explain why and encourage you to approach us again in the future.

Click here for more information on our assessment process.

If you have any questions regarding the assessment or would like to talk to one of the team beforehand, just give Anita a call on 01326 378919 or drop us an email.