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Links to organisations with resources to help the mental health of you and your colleagues - have a look and share.

MENTAL HEALTH ORGANISATIONS FOR ALL

Mind "We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. "

Samaritans "We respond to a call for help. No judgement. No pressure. We're here for anyone who needs someone. "

Plymouth Options: Plymouth based Plymouth Options are part of the NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) program and offer brief evidenced based psychological therapies for people experiencing common mental health difficulties, such as anxiety and depression.

MENTAL HEALTH FOR SEAFARERS AND FISHERMAN

Seafarers UK: Seafarers UK works with charity partners to support individual seafarers and their families.

Fishermen's Mission: The Fishermen’s Mission is the only fishermen’s charity that provides emergency support alongside practical, financial, spiritual and emotional care. We help all fishermen, active or retired, and their families.

Trinity House: Seafarer Support is a helpline run by the Merchant Navy Welfare Board for current and former seafarers (Merchant Navy, Royal Navy, Royal Marines and fishermen) and their families as well as people who work to improve the lives of seafarers and their families. Seafarer Support will guide former/current seafarers and their families to some of the services available. This might include advice, or finding financial support depending upon your circumstances.

Seafarers Hospital Society: We are working hard to support our seafarers during these difficult times and, as far as possible, it’s business as usual. We have extended free mental health and wellbeing advice and support to all working and retired seafarers and their families through online provider Togetherall (previously known as Big White Wall).

Together All: Free, safe and supportive space providing information, self-help resources, peer- to-peer support from other users - all of whom are anonymous - as well as one-to-one help from trained counsellors. It covers a breadth of issues from managing anxiety and depression to quitting smoking, alcoholism and healthy eating.

Seafarers Health Information Programme: Seafarers Health Information Programme, a range of self resources to help seafarers manage and cope with low mood, stress and fatigue, and maximise overall psychological wellbeing and resources for companies.

Seafarer Help: Free, confidential, multilingual helpline for seafarers and their families available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

Seafarers Links: A free, regular, group friendship telephone calls which enable up to six like-minded people to talk at the same time.

We are offering free access to Videotel’s new training package: Seafarers’ Mental Health and Wellbeing. Seafarers face unique working conditions which can put them under a lot of stress, with fewer opportunities for relief than they would be likely to find on land.

Our Seafarers’ Mental Health and Wellbeing package focuses on the positive thing’s seafarers can do to help themselves and their fellow crew members. It is suitable for individual viewing, and can also be used for training sessions onboard and ashore.