Referrals for assistance with financial support and practical guidance.
Funded in partnership with fellow members of the Maritime Charities Group, the Merchant Navy Welfare Board created and operates the Seafarer Support Helpline for the entire maritime charity sector (Merchant Navy, Royal Navy and fishing fleet). The referral service directs and where appropriate transfers enquirers to welfare organisations best suited to help. Whilst the Board itself does not provide grants to individuals, our dedicated staff are trained to assist by accessing guidance and practical financial support for serving or retired seafarers, their dependants or those acting on their behalf. In 2011, the Board transformed an ‘in house’ publication (formerly known as the Nautical Welfare Guide) into an online search facility called the Maritime Charities Welfare Guide. The Guide is embedded into the Seafarer Support website to enhance the existing 'single point' of contact for the maritime charity sector. Individuals can search for assistance in a number of ways and be directly referred to the maritime charity best suited to help. It has instructional video clips to assist with the search process and can facilitate a free ‘call back’ from MNWB staff during office hours.
CHIRP Maritime is a global confidential near miss reporting programme, designed for seafarers to safeguard the reporter. It is not whistle-blowing nor anonymous. It exists to highlight and confront maritime safety concerns that are not being heard. Credibility and integrity are key components of the programme.Read more
Life After Yachting created by TUVYC Ltd is a new very easily accessible FREE virtual platform that's is aim is to help the yacht crew transitioning from onboard to ashore.Read more
'Wellbeing at Sea: A Guide for Organisations' and 'Wellbeing at Sea: A Pocket Guide for Seafarers' address a range issues that can threaten wellbeing at sea to empower Seafarers and Management (Companies and Personnel) to make improvements that will enable all crew to stay safe, healthy and well.Read more
The Mission to Seafarers is a great source of support for anyone working in the industry, and we’ve been helping people like you since the 19th century.Read more
Nautilus International is the first truly trans-boundary trade union for maritime professionals, reflecting the global nature of the industry.Read more
The PYA is a non-profit association which represents the interests of professional yacht crew around the world.Read more
This organisation has been set up to help seafarers who have suffered from sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape, while working on board. We believe that getting the right support is crucial, and so we aim to provide resources and information that can help.Read more
Help with benefits, debt and housing for British seafarersRead more
24 hour mental health support for British Seafarers and Seafarers in the UK through the togetherall platformRead more
Combining the resources and network of the shore side industry, with the wealth of experience, knowledge and journeys of the women working at sea, we are realising the vision of a high performing, competency focused yachting industry, regardless of gender.Read more
Support for yacht crew with counselling for everyday life issues, and with treatment options for substance misuse and addictions.Read more
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