A new study by Yale University has identified potentially dangerous levels of depression, anxiety and suicide risk among the world’s seafarers. The survey of the state of seafarers’ mental health exposes risks and proposes actions that can be taken to
There is a problem at sea, and it will not go away. Every year seafarers are being killed by being in the wrong place, at the wrong time…and doing the wrong things. So how can we stop enclosed space deaths?
The question of mental health training and of wellness of seafarers has become quite the topic of discussion lately. Let’s try to understand what seafarers want and need to enjoy their life at sea, and how things can be improved.
With KVH Videotel’s free training resource on for mental health and wellbeing, you can learn all about how to look after yourself at sea. We look at the video, to explain how it can help – and also remind you
Looking after yourself at sea is only part of the issue. There is, after all, only so much that you can do. There needs to be real support from ashore to ensure that the steps covered above can be delivered
Working at sea can mean many things, being away from home, and the pressures of working hard. However, there is also the issue of sleep patterns and watchkeeping. What effect does watchkeeping have on the body and mind? NORMAL HOURS
The mental health and wellbeing of seafarers are very much coming into focus as a shipping industry concern. A massively important part of this is the issue of community and camaraderie onboard. We look at why this is important and
Since the drying out of most ships, and the fact that smoking is now also frowned upon, it seems that many younger seafarers are turning to energy drinks for stimulation. Does chugging these down come with hidden effects at sea?