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An LGBT+ helpline which provides provide an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people – and anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity.

Switchboard offers a safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional wellbeing.

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    ACREW

    ACREW are global leaders in skill development for the Superyacht industry. We recognise that Captains and Crew are the heart of the yachting industry and we are here to support you every step of the way.

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    CHIRP Maritime

    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.

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    Consortium

    A national specialist infrastructure and membership organisation, which works to build the resource, sustainability and resilience of LGBT+ groups, organisations and projects so that they can deliver direct services and campaign for individual rights.

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    GALVA-108

    The Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association (GALVA-108) is a non-profit religious organisation offering positive information and support to LGBTI Vaishnavas and Hindus, their friends, and other interested persons around over the world.

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    House of Rainbow (UK)

    Provides support and encouragement, especially to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer (LGBTIQ+) people of colour, that it is OK to be LGBTIQ+ and a person of faith.

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  • Kellys cause
    Kelly's Cause - Seas the Mind

    Kelly’s Cause Foundation is a charity providing Mental Health First Aid training. Seas The Mind is their seafaring branch that provides globally recognised support and training to those in the industry.

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    Life After Yachting

    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.

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  • Wellbeing for Seafarers
    MCA Wellbeing Guides

    '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.

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    MedAire

    MedAire provides expert medical, security and operational support to keep travellers and assets safe at sea.

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    Merchant Navy Welfare Board - Seafarer Support

    Referrals for assistance with financial support and practical guidance.

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  • Mermaids UK
    Mermaids

    One of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ charities which supports transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families.

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    Mission to Seafarers

    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.

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  • Nautilus International
    Nautilus International

    Nautilus International is the first truly trans-boundary trade union for maritime professionals, reflecting the global nature of the industry.

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  • PYA
    PYA

    The PYA is a non-profit association which represents the interests of professional yacht crew around the world.

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    Safer Waves

    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.

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    SAIL

    Help with benefits, debt and housing for British seafarers

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  • Seafarers Hospital Society
    Seafarers Hospital Society

    24 hour mental health support for British Seafarers and Seafarers in the UK through the togetherall platform

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  • Seastainable
    Seastainable Yachting

    We are a new platform, providing resources to make running a boat more sustainable and to make that process simple and easy one for yacht crew.

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    She of the Sea

    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.

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    Stonewall (UK)

    Stonewall campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people across Britain and abroad.

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  • Crew counsellor
    The Crew Counsellor

    Support for yacht crew with counselling for everyday life issues, and with treatment options for substance misuse and addictions.

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