Seafarers working onboard cruise ships and ferries are the unhappiest in the shipping industry, the latest Seafarers Happiness Index report reveals for the second quarter of 2019. Overall, seafarer happiness has slipped this quarter, down to 6.27/10 from 6.31.
Mission to Seafarers
British seafarer welfare charity Mission to Seafarers announced the launch of its new WeCare Social Communications and Financial Literacy training programme, a training initiative aiming to address rising levels of stress among seafarers brought on by financial pressures and the misuse of social networking platforms.
The Mission to Seafarers announced the launch of a new website for its ongoing Seafarers Happiness Index, a seafarer welfare survey designed to monitor and benchmark seafarer satisfaction levels across the industry. The website seeks to act as a repository for the data collected during the survey.
The Mission to Seafarers has reaffirmed its commitment to developing mental health services in 2019 in response to increasing concerns around mental wellbeing at sea to raise awareness of the issues as the loneliness many feel around the festive period as a result of being separated from their families and loved ones.
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, The Mission to Seafarers has taken the opportunity to highlight the many health challenges faced by seafarers and calls on the industry to offer wider services that could help safeguard their welfare.
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