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Seafarer Mental Health: Taking a Holistic Approach

By Yves Vandenborn 2018-12-01 18:04:52

Captain Yves Vandenborn, director of loss prevention at The Standard Club, says improving the mental health of seafarers is critical but cannot be done in isolation. It needs to be part of a holistic approach to ensuring their overall wellbeing, which includes a diverse range of physical, emotional and organisational factors.  Recent articles in The Maritime Executive1, 2 have rightly put a spotlight on the mental health of seafarers. Industry statistics seem to confirm that mental illness is a growing...

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