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Celebrate World Mental Health Day with our Sea Dip for your Sanity event

September 5, 2022

Isle Listen and Ramsey Crookall have today announced, as part of Isle Listen’s World Mental Health Day Celebrations, their SEA DIP FOR YOUR SANITY event in Port Erin Bay at 8am on Saturday 8th October 2022.  Isle Listen are asking the Island community to join them in showing support for each other’s mental health through the powers of sea dipping.

Whether you are a regular “dipper” or would like to try it for the first time, the event will be a great way to challenge yourself and have a positive impact on your mental health, and everyone of all abilities are welcome and will be well looked after by the event volunteers and fellow dippers.

With the generous support of Ramsey Crookall, all funds raised through the event, and 100% of the event registration fee (£10 for adults and £5 for children), will remain on the Island and enable Isle Listen to continue its essential mental health and wellbeing support and services in schools and the community free of charge. 

Joanna Crookall, at Ramsey Crookall, said:

“We are proud to be part of this event as the theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day is making ‘mental health a priority for all’. This initiative enables as many people as possible to come together in Port Erin Bay to acknowledge that they will make their mental health a priority and support those around them with their mental health. Support for mental health is very close to our hearts.”

Isle Listen’s inaugural Sea Dip for your Sanity event was held in October 2021 in Port Erin and was a huge success, attracting over 300 sea dippers.  There is much evidence that spending time in blue spaces has a very positive impact on our mental health, and immersion in cold water releases hormones in our body that aids sleep and can counteract the feelings of depression and anxiety.

For these reasons, the physical benefits of exercise, and simply the joy felt while doing the activity, many people have taken up sea dipping over the last couple of years.  There are now over 1900 members in the Manx Bluetits Facebook group who regularly dip all around the island.

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