Crisis Response

Dedicated Helpline for Seafarers

Just a reminder of the details for our dedicated helpline for seafarers and their families. Call: +1 938 222 8181 Chat: www.wellnessatsea.org/covid-19 This is a 24 hour, confidential helpline. Seafarers can call in and the team will endeavour to put them through to an advisor who can speak in their first language if they wish to. The team can offer advice, guidance, and potentially grants for financial support. Seafarers can call the line and then have their call returned so…

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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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Sailors’ Society SA continues virtual seafarer support in response to lockdown.

In response to the article in The Guardian of 14 May 2020, “Deaths and hunger strikes point to mental health crises on stranded cruise ships”  Sailors Society SA has stepped up its virtual support which the organisation has been offering since the lockdown situation. The Crisis Response Network of the Society still has ongoing contact with seafarers on board vessels using Skype, telephone and social media to provide advice, support and arrange practical help for crews. We are in contact…

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