Stella Maris launched a Seafarers Support Service; a platform that will provide a programme of remote, ongoing psychological consultation for Ukrainian seafarers and families.
World Mental Health Day. Paul Dean, Global Head of Shipping and Senior Mental Health Champion at HFW, said on the occasion:nternational law firm HFW has agreed to fund the first tranche of this programme by sponsoring Stella Maris on
Seafarers already have one of the toughest jobs on the planet – a life at sea can mean months away from loved ones, long hours, and some of the roughest weather imaginable. But those in Ukraine have also been living with the terrible realities of war, while bravely continuing the vital role all seafarers play in enabling global trade
In addition, Stella Maris UK CEO Martin Foley, mentioned that “the trauma of living in a war zone, with sporadic missile and drone attacks, cannot be overestimated. Many seafarers have also been separated from their families which has added to their anxiety. This project will ensure seafarers and their families can take mental health action at a critical time and we offer our sincere thanks to HFW on their behalf.”