The following sites and resources may be of some help to you. A lot of them are UK based, if you have any suggestions of national organisations or helplines in your country, we would love to hear from you.

Seafarer Support – support organisation that can be contacted in a number of ways, about any issue, including sexual assault. The helpline is run by staff who are multilingual and have received training in listening/ counselling skills, suicide risk assessment and the issues affecting seafarers. They can provide emotional support and refer to counsellors if appropriate. Read more about SeafarerHelp here. – The Mission to Seafarers work in over 200 ports in 50 countries and are available 365 days a year. They can be contacted for emotional or practical help by seafarers of any nationality or religion. – Sailors’ Society has over 100 chaplains and ship visitors around the world. In recent years they have been actively campaigning on the subject of mental health, including their campaign Not On My Watch.

Bullying and Harassment

The ICS/ITF guidance on Bullying and Harassment

Nautilus International guide to Harassment and Bullying

Sexual Assault and Rape – the umbrella body for a network of independent Rape Crisis Centres in the UK – US anti-sexual violence organisation. Information, helpline, online chat. – This video, produced by Thames Valley Police, is an excellent explanation of consent, and can help to clarify situations that you may be unsure about. – New Zealand Rape Crisis – For male survivors of sexual abuse, provides links to support services throughout New Zealand as well as the helpline

Mental Health – mental health information, resources and support – suicide prevention. You do not have to be suicidal to contact the Samaritans and they can be contacted via the methods below.

Helpline: 116 123 (within the UK)

Email: (USA)

Helpline: 1-800-273-8255 (USA)

Mentorship – Women Offshore’s mentoring programme. The programme runs in 6 month rotations. At the end of the 6 months, you can choose to opt out and take a break or continue on and be matched with a new mentee or mentor.

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