For seafarers coping with loneliness, depression, anxiety, stress or any other problems, Stella Maris is here to help them feel less alone.
Through our network of ship visits and seafarers’ centres, Stella Maris chaplains and volunteers are always available for a chat, some advice, and a shoulder to lean on. And for those who need it, we can also provide access to trained counsellors and medical professionals.
Thank you for visiting our ship and giving us somebody to talk to. With loneliness and boredom aboard, the chaplains and volunteers lift our spirits and share stories. God bless you more!
– Seafarer Donovan Sarmiento Nepomuceno
See our help in action
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Having a good friend is like having a safety-net, it means that you know you’ll never be lonely, you’ll always