Seafarers' Mental Health & Wellbeing Awareness

In light of the significant negative impact of COVID-19 on seafarers' mental health and wellbeing, this new bespoke ‘Trainer led Zoom’ course uses the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) / Maritime Charity Group (MCG) Standard as a best practice guide for Port Chaplains and ship welfare volunteers who provide front line support to serving seafarers.

Course Objectives

  • Provide delegates with an understanding of the different approaches to supporting seafarers with mental health and well-being problems.
  • Give an understanding of promoting good mental health on ships.
  • Enable delegates to support seafarers with mental health problems and help develop their knowledge of useful resources and where to refer, when required.

Course Dates 

  • Thursday 22 April 2021
  • Thursday 29 April 2021

Course Logistics

The course will be facilitated by the trainer via Zoom. The course will start at 10.00am and finish at approximately 1pm, with a short break.

Course Funding

The Board will cover all course fees

Course Programme 

  • Maritime risk factors
  • Main types of mental health problems
  • Recognising changes in behaviour
  • Approaches to promote mental health and wellbeing on ships
  • Shipboard stressors
  • Recognising stress
  • Dealing with suicide, depression and bereavement
  • Supporting seafarers with mental health and wellbeing problems
  • Ways to wellbeing
  • Signposting and support services

Course Outline Register

This course is aimed at Port Chaplains and Ship Welfare Visitor volunteers who provide front line support to serving seafarers.

Course Aim

  • This course aims to develop delegates knowledge and understanding of seafarers’ mental health and wellbeing issues.

Please click the Register button if you would like to attend this course.
For further information please contact Helen van Gass, Training Manager on 02380 337799 or via e-mail

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