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New research to focus on crew mental health

Crew wellbeing has become a hot issue in recent years both in the maritime sphere and beyond. With a view to increasing understanding of the strains on seafarers’ mental health, and on the occasion of the Day of the Seafarer 2018, the ITF Seafarers Trust announced a new research in cooperation with Yale University.

First of its kind seafarer welfare training programme launched

On the occasion of ‘Day of the Seafarer 2018’ focusing on wellbeing, the ITF Seafarers’ Trust and the World Maritime University announced a new crew welfare training programme designed to equip maritime professionals with key skills and knowledge to support welfare onboard. 

Crew wellbeing at the heart of ‘Day of the Seafarer 2018’

Seafarers’ rights to be treated fairly and enjoy quality of life at sea is the focus this year’s Day of the Seafarer campaign, on 25 June, under the theme: Seafarer’s wellbeing. Day of the Seafarer 2018 will provide a platform to advocate for higher standards of welfare, says IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim.

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