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Building Resilience: Respect yourself and others when using the Internet

Internet is a vital component for every seafarer, in order to make their time onboard ship more enjoyable. Communication with family and friends, podcasts, and entertaining videos, are only some of the actions internet provides to crew. However, while being online, all individuals must advocate positive behavior. This means to stand up for peers online, report cases of cyber bullying, and watch out what they post in social media.

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Building Resilience: Steps towards a wellbeing & mental health management system

Crew welfare is a very important issue nowadays ; the COVID-19 pandemic has actually brought forward such an important issue. In the recent SAFETY4SEA Virtual Forum, Mr. Johan Smith, Wellness at Sea Programme Manager at Sailors’ Society, noted that this situation is presenting us with a very unique opportunity to create a wellbeing and mental health management for our industry.

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Building Resilience: Fostering empathy towards mental health issues

The pandemic has led to increased stress, fear and anxiety. People are worried about their personal health as well as their beloved ones’ whereas uncertainty about an effective cure prevails. What is more, public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely while many struggle with their financial situation.

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