Waves of Wellness
I am delighted to share the story of our partnership with Sailors’ Society, a global charity committed to supporting seafarers in various aspects of their lives.
Together we are making a significant impact by providing essential mental wellness learning materials and support to our seafarers worldwide.
In addition to the challenges of enduring extended periods away from their loved ones, navigating challenging waters, and battling unpredictable weather conditions, seafarers also grapple with the prevalence of social media and easy communication, which can sometimes exacerbate feelings of anxiety when being far from home. The mental and emotional toll of such a demanding profession is undeniable. Isolation, fatigue, and the constant pressure of their responsibilities can lead to anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. Recognising these multifaceted challenges, Uniteam Marine and Sailors’ Society have come together to offer a support system to those who keep global trade moving.
One of the cornerstones of our partnership is the provision of mental wellness learning materials. We believe in the power of education, and we understand that equipping seafarers with the knowledge and tools to manage their mental health is crucial. Through the Sailors’ Society’s extensive network, educational resources and expertise, we have provided access to practical materials tailored to the unique needs of seafarers.
These learning materials cover a wide range of topics, from stress management and coping strategies to building resilience and seeking help when needed. By providing these resources, Uniteam Marine and Sailors’ Society aim to empower seafarers with the knowledge and skills they need to safeguard their mental well-being.
We recognise that the maritime profession can present its fair share of challenges, and sometimes, you require a supportive presence to confide in—someone who comprehends the unique dynamics of your role. This is precisely where the professional counselling services step in. Sailors’ Society has assembled a team of experienced and compassionate counsellors who are readily available whenever you may require their assistance. Whether you find yourself contending with the pressures of your maritime duties or experiencing emotional distress, dedicated counsellors are just a phone call away, regardless of your vessel’s location. They are committed to providing confidential and empathetic support, aiding you in navigating the intricacies of your emotional wellbeing and mental health with professionalism and discretion.
So, dear seafarers, remember you are not alone; you have friends who have your back. This partnership is all about supporting you and ensuring you can sail the world’s oceans with the peace of mind which comes from knowing that help and support are always within reach. Wishing you safe voyages and favourable winds!
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Richard Knighton, Fleet Personnel Director