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INTERTANKO

30-33 Minories

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EC3N 1DD

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There is an increasing awareness in the maritime industry of mental health and the impact of the unique challenges faced by seafarers. Recent guidelines issued to shipping companies highlight the importance of mental health awareness and encourage training in recognising signs and managing supportive conversations.

Who is our training for?

Our new, one-day training course provides an introduction to mental health awareness for management-level personnel on shore and on board ships in understanding mental health, recognising the signs of mental health problems and how to respond to concerns. It is also suitable for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of mental health at sea and how to support crew, including seafarers and those that support them.

What are the aims?

Through a mix of discussions, presentations and practical activities in pairs and small groups, this course aims to:

  • Raise awareness of mental health and the impact of stigma
  • Increase understanding of common mental health problems and their causes
  • Understand how mental health might be affected by working at sea
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems
  • Build skills and confidence in knowing when to act and how to support someone whilst at sea

Why is our training different?

This training is designed specifically to address mental health at sea – it adapts best practice for mental health awareness, early recognition and response for a seafaring context. Offered by ISWAN, this training is designed by a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and is grounded in evidence and best practice in the field of mental health. The course draws on the extensive experience of ISWAN and SeafarerHelp around the issues affecting seafarers and the challenges of supporting people at sea.

What is covered?

  1. Introduction to mental health
  2. Overview of types of mental health problems, including mental health at sea and understanding the causes of mental health problems
  3. Spotting the signs: Recognising when and how to act and what non-specialists can do offshore
  4. Initial support and responses, including having supportive conversations, taking supportive action and the developing the fundamental skills involved
  5. Self-care and promoting good mental health at sea

We are providing this training session at a one-off rate to introduce the course and demonstrate the benefits it could have for your company.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Caitlin Vaughan: caitlin.vaughan@iswan.org.uk.

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