Surf and Wellbeing Retreats for Adults Impacted by Cancer

“It felt like a big shot of power and positivity for the soul.”

John – Recovering from Cancer – Weekend Retreat

What are SeaChange Retreats?

Led by Dr Helen Reynolds, Specialist Clinical Psychologist, Dr Bhavna Oza, NHS Doctor and Dannie MacLennan, Project Coordinator, SeaChange Retreats are bespoke retreats for adults impacted by cancer. Through surfing, yoga, mindfulness and specialist workshops, we offer participants the opportunity to take time out for themselves – to strengthen physically and emotionally; to feel restored and nourished; and to build connections with others with similar experiences. Supported by research and evidence, and guided by feedback and consultation, we are proud to offer our retreats to the cancer community. Retreats are free for participants to access, funded through grants and donations. Come and join us!

SeaChange Retreats - Surfing

β€œI was feeling low, tired and with a lack of motivation I nearly cancelled attending.
But I can honestly say it was the best day I have had.”

Debs – Recovering from Cancer – Day Retreat

Our Retreats

An opportunity to rebuild physical strength and resilience through surf and yoga sessions, mindfulness practice and specialist recovery-focused workshops. Leave feeling physically and mentally nourished, connected, and better equipped to deal with the challenges posed by cancer recovery.

A specialist, restorative weekend for family and carers of adults with cancer. Take a break in the ocean, take a breath in yoga, and develop your self-care through our specialist workshops delivered by Promas CIC. A weekend of time out and nurture to build your resilience and connection with others.

A bespoke weekend for adults living with cancer. Immerse yourself in the ocean, build strength in your mind and body, re-discover yourself through dance, and connect with others with similar experiences. A restorative weekend of reflection and time out set on the beautiful Cornish coast.

Fantastic day. Relaxed, stress-free and fun. All my requirements were catered for. All the team were caring, supportive and good company. Would 100% do it again.

Sue – Recovering from Cancer – Day Retreat

Retreat Activities

Following consultation with adults recovering from cancer, cancer-care and carers specialists and in line with current research, we have developed a tailor-made program of activities and workshops to support wellbeing. Find out more below.

I love the idea that recovery can be fun! It gives you a way to release negative energy in a happy, light way, as a change from the exhausting mental slog that it can sometimes be.

Dee – Recovering from Cancer – Weekend Retreat

Who We Are

Specialist Clinical Psychologist,
Surf Instructor and RLSS Lifeguard

Project Coordinator

Qualified NHS Doctor

“I came to this day not sure. I left feeling on top of the world.”

Ralph – Recovering from Cancer – Day Retreat

Evidence Behind The Retreats

Our mission at SeaChange Retreats is to ensure that we are delivering safe, effective and evidence based interventions. Each element of our program is founded on clinical research and consultation with cancer survivors and professionals working in the field of oncology. Find out more here about why we are doing what we are doing, and why we are doing it where we are.

“It was a lovely weekend and I’ll definitely come back. Thank you! It’s been wonderful!”

Mags – Recovering from Cancer – Weekend Retreat

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