As part of its Wellness at Sea programme, international maritime charity Sailors’ Society shared an informative video focusing on seafarers’ mental health and wellbeing.
Recent research reveals that, since the start of the pandemic, more than half of seafarers have been suffering increased stress and anxiety and the charity itself recorded an increased number of seafarers calling its helpline.
Filmed remotely during the pandemic, the video is showing how the Wellness at Sea programme gives seafarers the tools to manage life’s challenges before they turn into a crisis, giving the best opportunity to enjoy a fulfilling – and productive – career at sea.
Caring about your crews’ mental health and wellbeing has never been more important than now.
Furthermore, Sailors’ Society explained that due to coronavirus, in 2020 they changed their approach to focus on wellness support and made a suite of resources publicly available to help seafarers and their families in these challenging times.
We have expanded our Wellness at Sea programme as part of our ‘circle of care’ approach, offering seafarers support across both their work and home lives. Our new campaign has been uniquely extended to include families and shore staff. It aims to help motivate crews, their families, and shore staff, while also making them aware of the different resources that are available to them.
The programme reflects Sailors’ Society’s considerable expertise in maritime wellness training and the experience they’ve gained in more than two centuries of seafarer welfare work – from supporting seafarers and their families through the challenges they face in their everyday lives, to helping them recover when their lives are hit by crisis.