ISWAN seminars bring together organisations which are active in the wellbeing of seafarers from all over the world. Open to ISWAN members and also to those not yet members, you can be sure of good speakers and presentations, time to network and discussion of current areas of concern, and attendance of people from all areas of seafarers welfare.
On 19 November 2019, we held our annual seminar in Mumbai with the theme: 'Working together to protect and promote the mental wellbeing of seafarers'.
The mental wellbeing of seafarers is of major concern to the maritime industry. There is increasing awareness of this issue but many companies, organisations and individuals are still not sure what to do and who they can turn to. Our seminar invited international speakers to help provide pointers / signposts and practical solutions to all those who were concerned about this issue and wanted to do something about it.
Read a summary of the ISWAN Seminar 2019 here.
Providing humanitarian support to seafarers and their families across three specific regions
Spotting the signs and responding to concerns
A guide for shipping companies and ship operators to develop and implement mental health policies
Helping shipping and ship management companies to improve social interaction on board
We launched the results of our survey of superyacht crew in London on 3rd December 2018
Recognising excellence in seafarers’ welfare provision across the shipping industry
Discouraging Indian seafarers from signing up with unregistered crewing agencies
We provide shipping companies and seafarers with information on staying healthy on board
A free training package suitable for both individual viewing by all crew and training sessions onboard and ashore
A project aiming to encourage and support the establishment of welfare boards worldwide
Providing seafarers with the right tools and information to keep hydrated on board
A joint initiative looking at the health of women seafarers and where it can be improved