Crew Health Advice: Panic Disorders
A life at sea entails dangers that are not present in many other occupations, this advice outlines what a panic disorder is, the symptoms to looks for, the characteristics of such disorders, the treatments and how seafarers can get help
In collaboration with I.M.E.Q., Sophia Bullard, Crew Health Director at UK P&I Club, discusses the issue of grief and its impact on crew, exploring the stages, signs and symptoms of grief, as well as coping mechanisms
Grief is the emotional suffering we experience when we lose someone or something valuable to us; this advice covers the emotional reactions one may experience, the stages, signs and symptoms of grief as well as how to cope with it
Crew Health Advice: Grief
In this crew health advice, the UK Club outlines the stages of grief, how you can support others and the overall journey to healing.
The Club has been working with the Innovative Maritime Emotional Intelligence Center (I.M.E.Q) to create this important downloadable advice titled, living with lockdown at sea
Unique discount for UK Club Members
Our Crew Health team are pleased to announce a unique, discounted rate for all UK Club Members to access a superb wellness package thanks to our newest partners, Tapiit Ltd.
"Stress Happens!" is the brainchild of Crew Health partners Liz Baugh of Red Square Medical and Karen Passman of Impact Crew. The training workshop, developed in 2019 is a response to the increasing awareness of issues affecting crew mental wellbeing whilst onboard.
The UK Club Crew Health team were recently asked to source support for seafarers
who had sadly witnessed the unexpected death of a fellow crewmember. Months
later, despite initial counselling, the crew was still experiencing flashbacks and
anxiety. They were suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The Club reports a case of a crew member recently repatriated following a period of insomnia and heart palpitations.
The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) recognised the negative effect that bullying and harassment can have on seafarer health and wellbeing, and have voted to bring these serious issues under Regulation 4.3 - the health and safety protection and accident protection code.
Crew Health Mindfulness recordings
The Crew Health team are delighted to have launched a collaboration with Andrew Johnson, to offer UK Club Members exclusive access to mindfulness recordings.
Seafarers, who are often exposed to adverse working conditions with multiple stressors, are a population at acute risk of panic attacks.
We all encounter stressful events in our personal, professional or social life. It is important to remember that not all stress is negative, some stress is positive, motivating us to maximise our productivity and creativity.
Earlier this year the Club supported the production of the Human Rights at Sea mental health welfare leaflet "Remaining Resilient after Traumatic Events"
Mental health affects crew of all ages, nationalities and ranks. A recent analysis of crew mental health revealed anxiety, social isolation, pressure of work and disturbed sleep can affect crew, all of which can negatively influence their mental health.
Health Focus: Mental Health
The PEME team together with their accredited clinics provide advice and information on a range of illnesses affecting crew.