Mental wellness, while often overlooked, is an important aspect of the health and wellbeing of the crew aboard a ship. Accidents or incidents resulting from a seafarer's mental breakdown will have significant consequences for the company and ship's crew. In the seagoing community an understanding and engagement in matters of mental health is vital. In addition to the adverse personal health impacts on crews, mental health already costs shipowners financially.
It is of vital importance that seafarers have access to mental health assistance and resources if and as may be needed. The Club maintains an up to date list of these resources available to seafarers.
What's on Your Mind?
In the guidance document What's on Your Mind, we will review some of the common risk factors of a developing mental health condition and recommend measures to prevent or treat an occurrence onboard.
Caring for Seafarers' Mental Wellbeing
Caring for Seafarers' Mental Wellbeing, is intended to help seafarers and others identify common psychological reactions to traumatic events and acute stress, and to assist them through early intervention techniques. The guidance can be found in English, New Mandarin, Traditional Mandarin and in Russian languages.