LONDON.UK. Befrienders Worldwide (BW), an international organisation of help centres, have just announced the launch of the Seafarers International Emotional Support Service (SIESS). SIESS will support seafarers experiencing emotional crisis or distress anywhere, anytime.
The 1st Global Conference for Seafarer Mental Health and Wellbeing will bring together global leaders and key stakeholders from the maritime sector who are actively involved and have a keen interest in discussing practical solutions to improving seafarer mental health and wellbeing
London, UK. As part of Mental Health Awareness week, on 10 may 2021, IMarEST has put together an IMarEST Explores panel discussion on 'Wellbeing Challenges in Maritime' to be attended by Human Rights at Sea as part of the discussion.
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), are hosting the 1st Global Conference for Seafarer Mental Health and Wellbeing on the 25-26th May 2021 online with remote participation worldwide.
This year’s World Mental Health Day on 10 October comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Press Release 8 July 2020 London.UK. The Maritime Charities Group (MCG) a coalition of 10 major maritime charities, has joined forces with the Merchant Navy Training Board to publish a good practice guide to designing a training course for seafarers on mental health and wellbeing awareness. Written by experts from the maritime and education sectors in...
London UK. / Singapore. Kunal Pathak, a Master Mariner with substantial shipboard and shore-based experience, currently employed as a Loss Prevention Manager in Gard’s Singapore office, has written an Insight about maintaining the mental wellness of the seafarers during the current challenging times.
"We guys are fully exhausted and already [have] completed our contract..." London. UK. In the past two weeks, Human Rights at Sea has been contacted by seafarers from around the world highlighting their concerns and plight in relation to COVID-19. Many of their principle concerns have revolved around not being heard, not being well-represented and not having an individual voice.
"The case highlights a number of wider issues which may well shape future conduct of business in light of the emerging and the indisputable threat to life of the COVID-19 virus." London. UK. During the COVID-19 pandemic, while ship owners and charterers continue with daily business undertaking charter-parties for the movement of goods around the globe, the effects of the coronavirus crisis are increasingly highlighting new management challenges and competing interests between commercial imperatives to deliver contracts, and the health, safety and welfare of crew.
London, UK. The 10th October is World Mental Health Day with this year's focus being on suicide prevention. Today, Human Rights at Sea in partnership with author and mental health coach, Gillian Higgins, publishes a briefing note outlining her background to developing mindfulness, steps that you can take and some associated resources available.
Press Release I July 2019 “We don’t have any option to save our life, we have to go, so finally we decided and went with our lifeboat…we are very afraid, but somehow we have to go to save us.” Testimony of abandoned seafarers of MV Tamim Aldar having been forced to abandon their vessel to...
Press Release 13th March 2019 Abandonment. A Pattern of Human Rights Abuse. “My Uncle is a strong man, but he does not have any hope left. His only hope has been to stay sane and to get back some of the wages that are owed to him to take home.” London UK. Following the publication...