Chaplains

Providing Free Mental Health and Wellbeing support for Seafarers

As the Covid lockdown came into effect we were given access to the SEASPAN fleet and started contacting and coming alongside the men and women on board via Skype conversations. This started on the 28th March with our chaplains in Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth participating in this new way of presenting such a ‘ministry of presence’ world wide – we have now extended this by sending out daily messages of encouragement and hope by WhatsApp and full Sunday…

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How do our Chaplains meet Seafarers?

Sailors’ Society SA has stepped up its virtual support which the organisation has been offering since the lockdown situation. We are familiar with various methods of distance communication such as Skype, Zoom and the use of mobile phones for meetings and for communicating with family and friends who live in foreign countries. Virtual Contact has been with us for a long time, but never before has it been as valuable as it is now, especially to communicate with the thousands…

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Lockdown Loneliness of Seafarers – Father’s Day

Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday 21 June and so Sailors Society is putting the spotlight on seafarers unable to reunite with their children due to COVID-19 and how we’ve been supporting them through these tough times. Sailors Society UK has  produced a campaign page featuring seafarer Taylan who’s not been able to hold his newborn son yet and also a British seafarer assisted by Pauline Robertson. “It’s a very hard time for us,” says Taylan, who is now…

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