ISWAN's Good Mental Health Guides shortlisted for Safety at Sea Award

June 15, 2018
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Our series of Good Mental Health Guides for Seafarers has been shortlisted in the Best Crew Welfare Programme/Campaign category of the Safety at Sea Awards 2018.

Safety at Sea has a long history of promoting safe and secure work practices within the commercial shipping industry. A new category for 2018, Best Crew Welfare Programme/Campaign recognises innovative and original developments that have the potential to improve security on board and/or on shore.

Our Good Mental Health Guides for Seafarers have been produced as part of our Seafarers’ Health Information Programme (SHIP) in partnership with the Shipowners’ Club. The series consists of two self-help guides – Steps to Positive Mental Health and Psychological Wellbeing at Sea – along with a selection of infographics and an audio relaxation exercise, all of which can be downloaded for free on the SeafarerHelp website. Written by Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr. Pennie Blackburn, the guides aim to help seafarers understand how to take care of their mental wellbeing and provide tips and exercises to help seafarers both maximise their wellbeing and deal with low mood or stress at sea.

The winners of the Safety at Sea Awards 2018 will be announced at a ceremony in London on 18 October. For more information, please visit

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