BSAFE wellbeing


Seafarer wellbeing, defined as the state of being comfortable, healthy and happy, has been recognised as one of the key issues in shipping – and has been shown to have an impact on both safety and performance

Seafarers work in unique conditions, which regularly challenge their mental, physical and social wellbeing. They also have fewer opportunities to take time away from their work environment than in almost any shore job.

Mental, physical and social wellbeing are all interconnected – this has been known since Roman times but appears easily ignored or forgotten. Our lifestyle choices have a direct effect on wellbeing, for example through healthy eating, appropriate rest and exercise, as well as maintaining a positive mindset. With BSafe we will provide guidance on lifestyle changes and what you can do to help improve your physical and psychological wellbeing. We also provide links to charities and organisations (a number of which are sponsored by Britannia), which support the wellbeing of seafarers across the world.

If you have any questions or would like further advice on wellbeing, then please feel free to contact us at:


This Health Watch magazine published by Britannia focuses on lifestyle changes which can help to improve your wellbeing. Read more…


It is often the simple things that we take for granted that can benefit health and wellbeing. In this edition of Crew Watch we look at how plants can improve a sense of wellbeing on board. Read more…

The following articles have been developed by the Britannia People Risks department relating to “Wellbeing”:

This module explores the importance of spiritual wellness. Some might see spiritualism as something abstract and even superstitious at times. However, it does not have to be difficult to understand and it can help your wellbeing while at sea.

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Published: 20 December 2021

This module explores the importance of intellectual wellbeing.

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Published: 17 November 2021

This module explores the importance of physical wellness.

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Published: 16 September 2021   Updated: 28 October 2022

This module explores what may impact the mental health of a seafarer especially during the current Covid-19 pandemic

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Published: 14 July 2021

This module explores the social aspects of a person, such as family and relationships.

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Published: 14 May 2021

Feeling lonely over long periods of time can cause depression. In this module the Wellness at Sea campaign focusses on how to prevent loneliness along with the training and assistance available for seafarers around the world if in need of help.

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Published: 27 April 2021   Updated: 28 April 2021

Sailors’ Society’s crisis response network and how it can help crew in a crisis.

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Published: 29 March 2021   Updated: 28 October 2022

Understand the purpose of the Wellness at Sea campaign and how it can benefit you and your colleagues. The module introduces the key concepts of wellness, as well as the Wellness at Sea app which provides a number of useful features.

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Published: 25 February 2021

Find out more about the charities and organisations which Britannia supports and how these can assist seafarers to maintain their wellbeing

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Published: 12 November 2020

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Read about how Britannia staff visited ships and crew in various ports, to experience first-hand the important work carried out by Apostleship of the Sea charity which helps seafarers around the globe