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Seafarers’ Mental Health and Wellbeing

We are offering free access to Videotel’s new training package: Seafarers’ Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Seafarers face unique working conditions which can put them under a lot of stress, with fewer opportunities for relief than they would be likely to find on land.

Our Seafarers’ Mental Health and Wellbeing package focuses on the positive things seafarers can do to help themselves and their fellow crew members. It is suitable for individual viewing, and can also be used for training sessions onboard and ashore.


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This training package has been produced with ISWAN. ​

Their three brochures “Psychological Wellbeing at Sea”, “Steps to Positive Mental Health” and “Managing Stress and Sleeping Well at Sea” are also available for download.

The Videotel training package consists of two components that help to make it easier for ships’ crews and owners / operators to do the right thing and be compliant with the new regulations.  


This training package explores what seafarers can do to improve their mental health and wellbeing so that they can deal better with the challenges of life onboard

The package is intended for all crew, and the learning objectives are:


  • to be aware of the impact that mental health and wellbeing issues can have on individuals and the importance of actively working towards enhancing them
  • to know how to improve mental health and wellbeing using practical tools and strategies
  • to be able to recognise signs of mental health problems or when people might be finding it difficult to cope and to know what to do about it
  • to know how to find appropriate shore support when needed

The training consists of a 23 mins video and comes with Facilitator Notes including a sample plan on how to run a training session.

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The Videotel training materials available for download on this site have been produced with great support from within the industry.

Videotel is very grateful to the following for their valuable contributions
Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd; Associated British Ports; International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC); International Maritime Organization (IMO); “K” Line LNG Shipping (UK) Limited; The Mission to Seafarers; Nautilus International; Sailors’ Society; Shell International Ltd; The Shipowners’ Club; Swire Pacific Offshore; John H. Whitaker (Tankers) Ltd.
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