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The important work carried out by the Sailors’ Society

The past few years have placed immeasurable stress on the maritime industry and its whole workforce. The pandemic, Ukraine war and Houthi attacks in the Red Sea don’t just affect seafarers on board but the whole shipping sector. As a global maritime welfare charity, Sailors’ Society expanded its award-winning Wellness at Sea programme in recent years to include shore staff, ensuring everyone involved in keeping world trade moving has resources at their fingertips to help them navigate the challenges they face. It is part of our circle of care to help your teams – and your company – to thrive.

We work with companies across the maritime industry, helping to support the workforce we all rely on. Everything we do benefits the sector by helping to mitigate the risk, and ensuing cost, of safety and wellbeing incidents at sea, as well as improving crew retention.

Sailors’ Society has been supporting seafarers and their families for more than 200 years. We are by their side around the clock, 365 days a year – a complete support system in a seafarer’s pocket with our helpline, Crisis Response Network, Peer-to-Peer Support Groups and award-winning training programmes available through their phone, wherever they are. Our global team is on hand 24/7 to help seafarers in need, whether many miles out to sea or in a faraway port. We provide grants to help those in desperate need and support families and colleagues when crises like piracy, missile attacks or violent storms strike. We support seafarers from the start of their careers through our ground-breaking cadet conferences, giving them an insight into the realities of life at sea and the tools they need to look after their mental and physical health. And we are there for them and their support network through the many long voyages ahead. We receive no government funding and are entirely reliant on the maritime sector to provide the funds needed to deliver and grow these vital services. But supporting our work can deliver significant benefits in terms of employee engagement, marketing and publicity, as well as supporting your corporate CSR/ESG objectives.

We are delighted that Sailors’ Society is one of the partner charities of Posidonia 2024. We will be in Athens and are keen to meet with companies interested in benefiting from our free wellness resources or supporting our work with seafarers. We are also asking participants in the Posidonia Games running and soccer events to consider donating.

Whether you are interested in finding out more about Sailors’ Society’s work and how your company can benefit, or making a charitable donation, we would be very pleased to hear from you. If you are not attending Posidonia this year, we would be delighted to arrange a virtual meeting instead. Please contact Ben Scott to arrange a call.

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