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Sailors’ Society is one of the world's oldest maritime welfare charities

Sailors' Society is a global maritime welfare charity supporting seafarers and their families in need, day and night 365 days a year.

Our international team of chaplains are always at the end of the phone or chat message to give comfort or provide crisis response and emergency grants - a complete support system in your pocket wherever you are, miles out at sea or alone in a faraway port.

Our circle of care covers seafarers from their first days in training or at sea and includes our award-winning wellness training, which we have been running for more than 10 years, our Sea Ready pre-departure training, helpline, trained Crisis Response Network, Ship Connect programme and hugely successful Peer-to-Peer support groups. And we are there for families too with our Wellness at Home training and support in any crisis from abandonment and accidents to imprisonment and natural disasters.

Sailors' Society has been running since 1818, more than 200 years. We have many decades of experience to draw from but are also known for looking forwards and evolution. We now offer almost all our support virtually so we can be on hand wherever and whenever there is need.

Seafarers will always be at the heart of all we do.
We all rely on seafarers. Seafarers rely on us.

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“It was great to hear about the care and support Sailors’ Society has provided to seafarers in need over the past 200 years, such as working to help seafarers look after their mental health during the long contracts at sea and supporting their families back at home in times of crisis.”

Penny Mordaunt, Former Leader of the House of Commons

"We are very proud to be supporters of Sailors’ Society and through you to be able to contribute to the entire seafaring community."

Michail Malliaros, General Manager, Euronav Ship Management (HELLAS) Ltd

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