Sailor’s Society Wellness at Sea – 10 ways to look after your mental health at sea
Seafarer wellbeing has been a focal topic for Standard Club in recent years, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic and we are proud to be working in partnership with Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea programme, sharing helpful advice and resources over a period of 27 weeks.
As a seafarer, many things are competing for your attention onboard and life can get stressful being out at sea for extended periods of time. In recent times, matters have only become more challenging as you are not only faced with a pandemic, but you see and hear of fellow seafarers being stuck on vessels. Coupled with fears of possible piracy attacks, crew changes, everchanging border restrictions that affects your ticket home, and most of all, worries over your family and their health and safety, it is understandable that things could feel overwhelming for you right now.
But you are not alone. We all need a helping hand from time to time. Circumstances like this can turn into a scenario where you feel helpless and anxious and if it escalates to a place where there is potentially a risk of harm or danger to yourself or others, it is time to reach out for support.
Sailors’ Society’s Crisis Response Network (CRN) has a presence in ports around the world and provides assistance remotely as a rapid response trauma care and counselling service for survivors of piracy attacks, natural disasters, and any other crises at sea.
Standard Club has also put together links and resources that you and your families can reach out to should you need any assistance.
The posted below shows 10 ways you can look after your mental health while at sea. These tips can also be shared with your friends and family who might be feeling down during this period as well.
Stay tuned to this space as more resources from both Standard Club and Sailors’ Society will be shared regularly.
Source: The Standard Club