From 29-31 August, the first face-to-face meeting of the Nordplus research project took place in Tallinn, Estonia. “Dealing with anxiety during a pandemic to improve adult well-being” was the theme of the meeting.
It’s not enough to commit to rigorous self-care of your mind and body. Research has found that financial stress is one of the leading external causes of mental health issues among adults worldwide. So, don’t underestimate the impact that true financial peace can make on overall mental health.
Without a doubt the professional landscape has changed rapidly in the last two years. COVID made us adapt to a new reality in order to continue be productive even in our homes, and many of us developed skills we didn’t know we had. However, one skill will be the most sought after in the near future and that is Emotional intelligence.
The Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS) and Yale University published a report called "Seafarer Health: Research to Date and Current Practices". The report assesses interventions that were most effective while being low cost and minimally disruptive.
The Seafarers Hospital Society launched a discussion paper titled ‘Seafarers’ Health: On Course for a Culture of Care’ which establishes possible key performance indicators (KPIs) for ship owners and operators to measure the effectiveness of strategies aimed at improving seafarer health and wellbeing.
A recent survey by ISWAN identified poor leadership as one of the main barriers to social interaction among crew members onboard, at a time when the challenges set by COVID-19 have already redefined seafarers’ socialization.
Cultivating a sense of trust and safety in the workplace has been identified for several years as a key factor for successful organizations that are able to engage and retain their workforce. But what does “safe working environment” mean and what do business leaders have to consider in order to cope with the new working arrangements shaped post-COVID-19?
In April 2022, Global Maritime Forum (GMF) called for young professionals across the global maritime industry to participate in this year’s Future Maritime Leaders essay competition. GMF received 188 essays from young maritime leaders from 27 different countries, most of them focusing on human sustainability at sea.