How to cope when life spirals out of control
The world we currently live in is a very strange place. As a seafarer, you have a lot on your plate … In recent times, you were not only faced with a pandemic which saw seafarers being stuck on vessels, but also with fears of possible piracy attacks, criminalisation of seafarers and most of all, worries over your family and their health and safety.
What can you do?
As part of the campaign, we want you to take a practical action. Remember that this journey will only be as valuable and exciting as you allow it to be. It will only be as rich an experience as the work you put into it. This campaign provides you with ample resources to improve your wellbeing, but ultimately you are the master of your own ship – responsible for your own wellbeing.
For this cycle, we want to ask you to sign a pledge. It represents, in the simplest of ways, a choice for a mindset saying that you take responsibility for the life you live. Part of taking responsibility, is to commit to reach out and seek help when needed. Part of this obligation is to proactively learn about places you can reach out to when things get tough. You are not alone! We are all in this together.
Download the Posters
Sailors’ Society is there to support you not only in ports around the world but also remotely, through its Crisis Response Network (CRN).
If you think you can help others within your organisation by displaying information about the Sailors’ Society’s CRN and the help it provides, click the link to download a few posters acting as a reminder of how the CRN provides a rapid response trauma care and counselling service for survivors of piracy attacks, natural disasters and any crises at sea. To give you peace of mind, this service is also available to your family should they experience any sort of crisis.
Help for families
Sailors’ Society chaplains and family support workers are here to offer you and your loved ones practical, emotional and spiritual help.
If the seafarer in your family or you are in crisis, please reach out to us – you are not alone. Download information on how you can access family support.
Jagdish comes home
The videos below show how our crisis response teams were able to support seafarers on the MV Seaman Guard Ohio during a traumatic ordeal and also how we supported their families during this difficult time. Hopefully this will inspire confidence to trust us to help should you and your family ever find yourselves in a tough situation.