Welfare and support

Need confidential help and support?

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers - issued by the International Chamber of Shipping

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance


Whatever your rank, nationality, race or beliefs the following not-for-profit organisations can help you. Each offers a range of free support services to mariners all around the world, helping to tackle issues such as loneliness, sickness and imprisonment.

Seafarer Help

Call their free confidential multilingual helpline, day or night.

Visit their website: https://seafarerhelp.org/en/

Stella Maris

Get friendly face to face advice from their port chaplains and ship visitors.

Visit their website: https://www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk/

Mission to Seafarers

Visit their drop-in seafarers' centres, get one to one advice and access a range of welfare and emergency support services.

Visit their website: https://www.missiontoseafarers.org/

Sailors' Society 

Receive helpful and practical support at the time you most need it. 

Visit their website: https://www.sailors-society.org/

Seafarer Mental Health

Improving the mental health of seafarers – a guide based on research conducted by Cardiff University: seafarers-mental-health-wellbeing-factsheet.pdf