Sailors’ Society is committed to maintaining and furthering the health and well-being of seafarers.
Beginning with the launch of the Wellness at Sea coaching programme in January 2015, Sailors' Society has since provided a number of different health and well-being initiatives, including our Crisis Response Network, sight and hearing tests in India and our recently launched e-learning platform.
Our wellness survey, conducted in partnership with Yale University, found that more than a quarter of seafarers show signs of depression - and many won’t ask for help - indicating the need for this work is as vital as ever.
The latest version of Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea app for seafarers aims to further combat high rates of cardiovascular conditions and mental health disorders among seafarers.
The enhancements to the free app, sponsored by Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement and Britannia P&I, now gives users a range of healthy living tips, recipes and exercises to help monitor and maintain their physical and mental health at home, in port and at sea.
The Crisis Response Network
A rapid response service to assist traumatised seafarers after piracy attacks and other crisis-at-sea situations. This network of trained port chaplains provides a 24-hour service. Find out more here.
Eye and Ear Testing
We've funded vital sight and hearing testing at Deendayal Seafarers' Centre in India to improve seafarers' health through early identification of ear or eye problems.