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Maritime Mental Health Awareness: Suicide Prevention - 27 January 2022

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Gain a greater understanding of suicide awareness, risk and prevention

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*Please note: The cost of this course is £200 plus Eventbrite fees (£16.19)*

For those who have completed Modules 1 and 2 of ISWAN's Maritime Mental Health Awareness training, Module 3: Suicide Prevention provides a more advanced level of training to provide a greater understanding of suicide awareness, risk and prevention.

This live, interactive module builds on the Psychological First Aid model introduced in Module 2, and addresses common myths and stigmas about suicide. The training includes guidance on risk assessment, safety planning, and avenues of support; with an opportunity to practice essential skills.

Aims

Through a mix of discussions, presentations, and practical activities, this module aims to:

  • Raise awareness of suicide, address myths and learn about fact
  • Increase understanding of risk and protective factors in seafarer suicide
  • Develop awareness and vigilance for warning signs
  • Build confidence in knowing when and how to act
  • Learn skills in how to manage risk and establish safety whilst at sea
  • Highlight the importance of self care

Why is our training different?

This training is designed specifically to build awareness of mental health in a maritime environment. It adapts best practice for mental health awareness, early recognition, and initial responses for senior officers and shoreside staff.

Offered by ISWAN, this training is designed by Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr Pennie Blackburn, author of the ISWAN Good Mental Health Guides. Grounded in evidence and best practice in the field of mental health, this course draws on the extensive experience of ISWAN and SeafarerHelp around the issues affecting seafarers and the challenges of supporting people at sea.

Cost

The course costs £200 per participant (plus Eventbrite fees) and includes a detailed Participant’s Manual and Certificate of Attendance. ISWAN members can book onto the course at a discounted rate of £175.

All profits from this training will go directly towards the operating costs of ISWAN’s charitable services. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our 24-hour helplines SeafarerHelp and Yacht Crew Help and our teams in India, the Philippines and Nigeria have experienced an unprecedented increase in demand for their services from seafarers and their families in need.

PLEASE NOTE: Participants must have completed Modules 1 and 2 of ISWAN's Maritime Mental Health Awareness training before taking Module 3. The next available dates for the first two modules can be booked here.

Testimonials

‘It brings to light the reality of how prevalent mental health issues and thoughts of suicide are overall and are even more prevalent in the seafarer occupation. It definitely brought a more in-depth awareness of both of these subjects and how to recognize and assist those in need. This was a deeply personal subject for me as I had an immediate family member who tried to commit suicide six years ago. Thankfully, unsuccessfully and received the necessary help. I really enjoyed listening and learning from all that Dr. Pennie shared with us '

'I really enjoyed all three of Dr. Pennie's courses and am thankful for the opportunity to attend them'

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ISWAN works for the welfare of seafarers all over the world. We work in support of organisations and bodies that provide direct welfare services to seafarers. We work to enable the establishment of welfare facilities and services in port and on ships. ISWAN brings together and supports our members to share learning and experiences to improve seafarers' welfare both onboard and ashore. In particular, ISWAN works for the implementation of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006. We work with companies, unions, governments, welfare organisations (secular and faith based), and ports for the benefit of seafarers' welfare.

ISWAN also provides direct welfare services to seafarers. The 24-hour multilingual helpline, SeafarerHelp, runs every day of the year and is free for seafarers to call from anywhere in the world. ISWAN provides other services, including an emergency welfare fund for seafarers and their families in dire need, information to benefit the mental and physical health of seafarers, and up-to-date information on the location of seafarer centres and the services they provide.

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