Working on a superyacht can be a dream job but superyacht crew still face challenges like long hours, work-related stress and job insecurity.
These can all take a toll on a crew member’s mental wellbeing, so we wanted to make sure the men and women working on superyachts can easily access the support available to them worldwide when life gets tough.
We set up a steering group of representatives from across the superyacht industry and collaborated to develop Yacht Crew Help – a free, confidential, multilingual helpline for professional yacht crew. Whatever problem someone is facing, wherever they are in the world, Yacht Crew Help will be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to provide guidance and support.
A range of information, guidance and resources on issues affecting yacht crew is available on the Yacht Crew Help website, including mental health and wellbeing, bullying and harassment, sexual assault, substance misuse and employment concerns.
A free mobile app for seafarers which can be used offline to access help, information and support around the clock
Providing humanitarian support to seafarers and their families in South and South East Asia and West and Central Africa
Helping shipping and ship management companies to improve social interaction on board
Spotting the signs and responding to concerns
We launched the results of our survey of superyacht crew in London on 3rd December 2018
A guide for shipping companies and ship operators to develop and implement mental health policies
Recognising excellence in seafarers’ welfare provision across the shipping industry
Discouraging Indian seafarers from signing up with unregistered crewing agencies
We provide shipping companies and seafarers with information on staying healthy on board
A free training package suitable for both individual viewing by all crew and training sessions onboard and ashore
A project aiming to encourage and support the establishment of welfare boards worldwide
Providing seafarers with the right tools and information to keep hydrated on board
A joint initiative looking at the health of women seafarers and where it can be improved