The world's first floating wellbeing hub is due to reach Penryn's shores this year to provide mental health support to the county's young people, veterans, and those in the 999 services, but help is needed to find new moorings for the houseboats which will have to be relocated.

The ARC, a Sea Sanctuary service, will join the mental health charity at their headquarters at Waterside Court. The 53m, three-deck barge needs a specific place to moor due to its size, and needs to remain close to the Sea Sanctuary base in order to be close to transport links, local amenities and close to its other services.

Sea Sanctuary is looking to redevelop the local quayside area as part of its initiative, and while it is working with landlord Hudd Properties to try and fine new walls or swinging moorings for the boats which will be displaced, it is appealing for help with its search for new, permanent homes

Sea Sanctuary's CEO and founder Joe Sabien, said: "We're really excited about The ARC and what it will bring to Cornwall for the residents here. However, we also realise that The ARC's arrival means that a few of the boats around the Sea Sanctuary headquarters will need to relocate, and we'd like to help them with this in any way we can to ensure them a smooth transition. We'd be very grateful to anyone locally to get in touch should they have space for them.

"As The ARC will be regulated it needs to be close to our base thus significantly reducing risk and improving the chances of a successful outcome for the people receiving support. It should be noted that the ARC service will not be supporting people who are acutely unwell or psychotic. This is, and remains the role of primary care."

If you can help relocate some of the smaller boats, call 01326 378919 or email