(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Good mental health is important for both personal wellbeing and work performance. However, the mental health among seafarers has become an area of increased concern. Reports of mental health issues at sea have become commonplace, and data indicates that seafaring is an occupation with increased risk of suicide.
Social isolation, long working hours, commercial and regulatory pressures are some factors that may contribute to seafarers’ poor mental health.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) discusses in the below Bulletin, possible risk factors and findings from some of the most current studies on seafarers’ mental health — including suggestions on how to support good mental health at sea.
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