Seafarers Hospital Society appoints new CEO

Defining Dementia

Seafarers Hospital Society are running 3 webinars to raise awareness about dementia based on community feedback. As we learn of more people having to support relatives, friends, or community members with dementia, we want to ensure that you have the information you need to assist your loved ones. This is a concern that extends beyond … Continued

SHS seafarer wellbeing webinar series

In 2022 Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS) organised a series of short webinars with our strategic partners to give practical advice and increase awareness of available resources for seafarers and their loved ones. The 30-minute webinars, held on the last Wednesday of each month at 12.00 BST, will focus on a key issue impacting seafarers ranging … Continued

New ‘Fishing for Better Health’ Clinic initiative

SEAFIT and Compass House Medical Centres launch new initiative in Brixham to provide health support for fishermen SEAFIT and Compass House Medical Centres have jointly launched new ‘Fishing for Better Health’ clinic in Brixham that has specifically been created to cater to the challenging schedules and workloads of the fishing community through the form of … Continued

Celebrating a legacy of supporting seafarers

Seafarers Hospital Society has completed 200 years of providing health and wellbeing support to individuals in the maritime and fishing sector. The charity marked the occasion with a drinks reception at Trinity House attended by industry leaders, representatives from partner organisations, well-wishers and staff members. The event also served as a farewell reception for their … Continued

Taking health services to the quayside.

Carol Elliott, Programme Manager of the SeaFit Programme explains how taking health services to the quayside and working in partnership with the NHS and other health providers has helped to increase access to healthcare for fishermen and their families in coastal areas around the UK.

The SeaFit Programme is a joint initiative run by the Fishermen’s Mission (TFM) and Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS). We work in partnership to provide health services at the quayside to improve the health and wellbeing of fishermen and their families.

Managing feelings of loneliness and Isolation.

In a time when we can instantly be connected to anyone in the world, why is loneliness and isolation at the forefront of our mental health conversations? Covid-19 isolation mandates, polarizing politics, and societal injustices have all caused feelings of uncertainty, anger, sadness and isolation.

When our means of connection have changed so much in three years, we can feel whiplash at the thought of how and when to socialize. The 2020s have highlighted the question: what does it mean to be connected to others and are we really feeling lonely?

Seafarers Hospital Society appoints new CEO

The Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS) has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Sandra Welch, formerly Chief Operating Officer at the Sailors’ Society and Director of their Programme team. Welcoming the appointment, SHS Chair Peter McEwen said: “We are delighted to welcome Sandra Welch as our new CEO and look forward to working … Continued

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