Speak to Someone

If you want further support, there is a huge range of help and support available from the organisations listed below. 

If you need immediate help, please contact

Free 24/7 ISWAN helpline

+44 20 7323 2737

help@seafarerhelp.org

Other helplines to speak with someone
Group
Description
Country(s)
Area
Website
ISWAN: The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network
International NGO and UK charity that helps seafarers and their families across the world
Global
On board / On land
https://www.seafarerswelfare.org/our-work/seafarerhelp
Yacht Crew Help
Free multilingual helpline for people in the yacht industry
Global
On board / On land
https://www.yachtcrewhelp.org/
Safer Waves
Supporting merchant seafarers who have experienced sexual harassment or assault
Global
On board / On land
https://saferwaves.org/
Other organisations that can help
Group
Description
Country(s)
Area
Website
Sea Farers UK
Works with charity partners to support individual seafarers and their families.
UK
On board / On land
https://www.seafarers.uk/helping-you/help-for-individuals/
ITF: International Transport Workers Federation
Global union for transport workers that protects safe working environments and working conditions
Global
On board / On land
https://itfseafarers.org/en
ILO: International Labour Organization
United Nations organisation which sets international labour standards
Global
On board / On land
https://www.ilo.org/global/standards/subjects-covered-by-international-labour-standards/seafarers/lang--en/index.htm
IMO: International Maritime Organization
UN agency that represents the maritime industry
Global
On board / On land
https://www.imo.org/
The Mission to Seafarers
Generates the Seafarers Happiness Index and publishes reports every year
Global
On board / On land
https://www.happyatsea.org/
Organisations for women 
Group
Description
Country(s)
Area
Website
International Women Seafarers Foundation
Helping the women seafaring community around the world to bring about gender equality. We have over 300 women seafarer members from India, Bangladesh, Turkey, and Oman
Global
On board /
https://www.iwsf.co/
Maritime SheEO
Creating a level playing field for women and environment conducive for women to rise to leadership positions
India
On land
https://maritimesheeo.com/
Sea Sisters
Promoting the recruitment and retention of women in the maritime industry
Global
On board / On land
https://www.seasisters.org/
SheFarers
Promotes gender equality on all type of ships, to support career development of women seafarers worldwide and to create awareness on women's empowerment in the maritime industry
Turkey
On board / On land
https://shefarers.org
WomeSA
Women in the Maritime Eastern and Southern Africa
Eastern & Southern Africa
On board / On land
http://womesa.org/
Women Offshore
Provides resources and shares the latest efforts on gender diversity and inclusion in the offshore and maritime industries
Global
On board
https://womenoffshore.org/
Women's International Shipping & Trading Association
International organisation whose mission is to support women, at the management level, in the maritime, trading and logistics sectors.
Global
On land
https://wistainternational.com/