"A tonic for your mental health through the wonder of the sea"

Katie Maggs

Wild Swimmer | Writer | Motivational Speaker

I am a writer, lecturer, a motivational speaker and a facilitator of open water wild swims.


My idea for Tonic of the Sea  originated in the small Cornish coastal town ofPenzance in the far South West of England - where I now live & swim.

My aim is to motivate and inspire others to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health related issues such as burnout, low mood, chronic worry, acute stress and anxiety related conditions. 

My first book – the self- help guide 'Tonic of the Sea' – describes my own personal experience of a breakdown which was caused by burnout.

In the book I share my tried and tested ways which helped me to recover from those conditions and I set out simple suggestions on how to stay well - both physically and mentally - in the future.


The early part of my story has been made into an award winning short film – also called Tonic of the Sea – which was directed and produced by filmmaker Jonathan. J. Scott

I am currently writing my second book - 'Time for Tonic' - and in it I highlight the necessity of taking time to self-care every day, and to be honest with others about our experiences, in a bid to live authentically and, most importantly, to achieve a happy, contented and successful life.


> Available for bookings for Health and Wellbeing and Literary Festivals | Education and Health Events 

Wild Swim Facilitator at Port Eliot Festival 

> Panellist for Nature Cures at Wild and Well Festival 

> Spokesperson at Kendal Mountain Literature Festival 

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