BSAFE Mental Health

MODULE 2: HELP IN A CRISIS

Published: March 29, 2021

What happens when life spirals out of control? This section introduces crew to Sailors’ Society’s Crisis Response Network and how it can help them in a crisis. In recent years mental health has become an important issue within the maritime industry. This module of the Wellness at Sea campaign focusses on mental health and crisis at sea. It highlights valuable resources available to seafarers when they need help and highlights simple steps you can take to look after your mental health.

TEN WAYS TO LOOK AFTER YOUR MENTAL HEALTH AT SEA

Understand what you can do to prevent mental health issues. This poster provides you with 10 ways to look after your mental health while you are at sea. These 10 ways are kept simple so they can be adopted by all seafarers irrespective of rank and age on whatever ship you might be.

MAKE WELLNESS TRAINING MANDATORY

Take part in improving yourself and your colleagues wellbeing. Making wellness training available onboard ships will provide seafarers with additional tools to better look after themselves and others. The Wellness at Sea campaign believes wellness training should be mandatory.

POSTER

The posters highlight and act as a reminder of how the Sailors’ Society is there to support you not only in ports around the world but also remotely, through its Crisis Response Network (CRN). The CRN provides a rapid response trauma care and counselling service for survivors of piracy attacks, natural disasters and crises at sea.

WHEN CRISIS HITS – PODCAST

This podcast looks at what wellness is and looks at some simple steps you can take to enjoy a positive sense of wellbeing while working at sea. It explores what you can expect when going through a traumatic experience including how it can affect your body, mind and relationships, as well as the help available to get through it.

HOW DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY ARE KILLING SEAFARERS – VIDEO

Hear about how depression and anxiety can affect you while at sea from a fellow seafarer who has been through it himself and is now sharing his experience. It highlights the importance of training and education to ensure other seafarers do not go through the same experience.

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