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The maritime sector should invest more in supporting the mental health of its seafarers as ships’ crews contend with mounting anxiety

The impact of Covid-19 crew change crisis on the mental health of seafarers has resulted in alarming consequences.

Asian and Eastern European crews suffered most from burnout and depression in the study period between December 2020 and February 2021.

We need to understand the scale of the problem of mental health at sea, offer solutions and support – and take action to help struggling seafarers.

Addressing crews' psychological and emotional well-being should be viewed as an investment, not a cost

Concern about seafarers’ mental health has been significantly boosted by the pressures they have been under during the crew-change crisis, but there is still a long way to go.

Mental health problems among seafarers are getting worse, not better, with an industry report citing an increase in requests for counseling support from ships’ Masters.

Mental Health Support Solutions (MHSS) is delighted to announce it has become a signatory of Maritime UK’s (MUK) ‘Mental Health in Maritime Pledge’.

Data from Mental Health Support Solutions (MHSS) showed a growth in mental health problems among seafarers in a three-month period to the end of February

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