Seafarers’ Wellness

Smaller crews, mixed nationalitiesSocial isolation and loneliness
Quicker turn-around timesStress on board or at home
Long contracts and extended working hoursDiet and exercise
Layers of management and ship operationsProblems in communication
Increased security and safety regulationsFatigue
 Accidents or sickness
 Mental health

Mental Health and Social Isolation

“Social isolation is a state of separation from others, which is often involuntary and experienced negatively.  It is one form of the psychological state of alienation and can cause feelings of boredom, marginality, exclusion, anger, despair, sadness, frustration and especially loneliness”.