[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]A wide-ranging study carried out by Yale University and commissioned by the Seafarers Trust has identified dangerously high levels of mental stress among seafarers – but also recommended how they can be reduced. After questioning seafarers across the world...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]The first in a planned series of innovative portable communication ‘pods’ to enable visiting seafarers to contact family and friends at home has been formally opened in one of Nigeria’s...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] [caption id="attachment_2622" align="alignleft" width="391"] Graduating WMU Students 2018 & Katie Higginbottom[/caption] I was very glad to be able to attend the WMU Graduation Ceremony in Malmö earlier this month. The ITF Seafarers’ Trust sponsors a number of international students each...

On Saturday 21 July Katie Higginbottom (Head of the ITFST) and Luca Tommasi (Project Manager) visited the Port of Algiers to discuss the potential development of seafarers’ welfare facilities. They were pleased to have some very positive meetings with unions, the port authorities and SERPORT...

25 June marks the Day of the Seafarer with ‘Seafarers’ wellbeing’ as this year’s theme. Wellbeing, and particularly mental wellbeing, has become a hot issue in recent years both in the maritime sphere and beyond. In spite of the enormous developments in human achievement with new...

[caption id="attachment_1893" align="aligncenter" width="336"] Katie Higginbottom, New Head of ITF Seafarers' Trust[/caption] We are delighted to announce that Katie Higginbottom has been appointed as the new Head of the ITF Seafarers’ Trust.   The post attracted a strong field of able candidates, but the interview panel were pleased...

We are very excited to launch the new version of Shore Leave, the Seafarers’ Trust app designed for seafarers. This time all of the seafarers' centres listed in the app are involved, and we need your help to make this successful. The aim of the new...

The ITF Seafarers’ Trust received an award at the Safety At Sea Awards 2017 held in London on 12 September. The ITF Seafarers' Trust was the winner in the category of “Best Communications Product or Service” for its Portable Communication Pods, which provide a way for...

The ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) is giving a warm welcome to the major new Maritime Labour Convention provisions on crew abandonment that come into force tomorrow. ITF president Paddy Crumlin said: “From tomorrow the mechanisms will be in place for a huge change that will...

For over three decades, the ITF Seafarers’ Trust has remained one of the principle funders of programmes and projects associated with seafarers’ welfare in port. In that time, the Trust has awarded some 1,500 grants towards vehicles purchase and replacement, spending GBP 2.6 million in...

The Social Isolation, Depression and Suicide Workshop (SIDS) took place on the 10th & 11th of October 2016 at the ITF Headquarters in London. The objectives of the workshop were: •To identify gaps in the knowledge base and recommend how they can best be filled by review of...

The Seafarers' Trust is supporting the seafarers well being programme in Myanmar, which aims to improve the knowledge, change attitudes on HIV/AIDS, and other health related issues including mental health and nutrition of Myanmar seafarers. Introducing Wellbeing Programme: IFOMS introduced Wellbeing Programme at Member meeting held at...

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