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For many people, the sea represents a place of solace.
A place of joy.
Increasingly, it is also being recognised as a healing space, in recent work on 'blue mind' or 'blue health'.
Yet for people who have experienced trauma at sea - particularly refugees, asylum-seekers, and other displaced people - the sea may be a sad, dangerous place.
A place of loss.
A place of fear.
The sea itself does not discriminate between people based on their passports, or their backgrounds.
However, when hostile borders are drawn in the middle of the sea by state authorities, the sea becomes weaponised.
It becomes a place of trauma for many, as they are forced to experience difficult and dangerous journeys to seek safety and refuge.
Reclaim The Sea aims to share tools to enable people to reclaim the sea as a safe space when it has previously been one of trauma.
Find out about our three different approaches:
Proudly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund
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