“Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.” World Health Organisation
Aims and Objectives
To promote the improvement of the mental health of seafarers,
Foster the co-operation with global mental health stakeholders,
Define components of mental health in the maritime industry
Work with mental health stakeholders to develop standards for
A mental health first aid kit
Mental health training for management teams at sea and ashore.
Determine whether there is a need for post-traumatic counselling events (PTSD) and if so, develop a framework to do this.
Full understand how the maritime industry is affected by mental health.
Mental Health Policies and Procedures
Quick reference guides
“Mental illness is estimated to cost UK businesses £30billion every year, through lost production, recruitment and absence.” - Nautilus International