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Employee Assistance Provider - EAP

As an Employee Assistance Provider, Hunterlink National is dedicated to excellence in support services on a 24hr basis for the working industry in Australia, including international seafarers visiting Australian waters.

At Hunterlink we understand that sometimes life deals situations that are too difficult to deal with alone. People and organisations need expert support to work through personal issues or critical incidents that can impact an entire workforce.

At Hunterlink we have worked with thousands of individuals, and a range of organisations, to deal with issues ranging from family breakdown, substance abuse, suicide, mental illness, deaths in the workplace and more. Our team of highly trained experts travel to every corner of Australia to provide support and assistance when needed. We take calls in the middle of the night because we know there is no convenient time to have a crisis.

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If you are an international seafarer visiting Australian waters, you can connect with a professional counsellor on Hunterlink’s free 24-hour helpline. 

In the last 12 months, Hunterlink have taken 1063 calls on our helpline from international clients, and provided over 2206 counselling sessions to clients. We have supported seafarers through a range of issues, including 76 men and women at risk of suicide.

If you are worried about the mental health of yourself or someone you care about, don’t hesitate to text, email or call us for advice and support on 1800 554 654.


  • 20 · September · 2016
    Suicide Prevention Training for Hunterlink Staff

    Hunterlink National completed their annual suicide prevention training – ASIST – on the 19th and 20th of July. ASIST stands for “Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training”, and this internationally renowned two-day training program, run by Living Works, teaches caregivers to recognise the signs that someone may be at risk of suicide, to keep the person “safe for now”, and to connect them with longer term support. We were joined for the two days by WHOS, one of Australia’s largest non-Government drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation programs.
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  • 19 · September · 2016
    Hunterlink's CEO Travels to the Phillipines

    Hunterlink’s CEO Gavin Kelso travelled to Manilla in the Philippines on the 25th June 2016 for “Day of the Seafarer”, this year’s conference theme was “At Sea for All”.
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  • 18 · September · 2016
    Farstad Workshop on Resilience

    Hunterlink National's CEO and Project MAnager, Gav and Fiona, travelled to Melbourne, to host 2 workshops for Farstad Shipping employees on resilience in the workplace and home life.
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  • 17 · September · 2016
    R U OK Day

    R U OK day 8th of September 2016 saw Jake from Hunterlink National attend a few toolbox meetings in Newcastle. 
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  • 16 · September · 2016
    Hunterlink Delivers Mental Health Training to the Wyalla staff of CSL

    Hunterlink’s travelled to Wyalla South Australia and delivered mental health training to CSL’s the crewmembers aboard the CSL Wyalla in the Spencer Gulf in June 2016.
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