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Culture of care is key to future seafarer health and welfare, says Seafarers Hospital Society

Seafarers Hospital Society partners with Ocean Technologies Group to improve seafarer physical health.

Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS) has developed a new physiotherapy video to empower seafarers to avoid work-related injuries through exercise. As part of their ongoing collaboration with Ocean Technologies Group (OTG), this video will be freely available to seafarers with access to OTG’s Ocean Learning Platform. Repetitive strain injuries and musculoskeletal issues, often caused by heavy … Continued

Create your own mental fitness routine.

By Togetherall As Seafarers, you perform an admirable service and know that the qualities of being physically fit and eating well are the very essence of good health. However, have you also considered that mental fitness is equally as important?  Your mental health effectively equals 50% of your overall health, so it should go hand … Continued

Seafarers Hospital Society Launches Webinar Series

The ongoing pandemic, geopolitical unrest and increasing operational and administrative burdens pose an ongoing challenge to seafarer health and wellbeing. Not only do these individuals face uncertainty around access to crew change, healthcare and vaccinations, but extended contract lengths, operating in high-risk areas and the risk of abandonment can also impact mental and physical wellbeing. … Continued

Kuba Szymanski to Chair Seafarers Hospital Society

The Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS) has appointed Captain Kuba Szymanski as the new Chair of the board of the 200-year-old UK maritime charity, following the retirement of Peter McEwen MBE MNM. Capt. Szymanski is Secretary-General for InterManager, the international trade association for the ship and crew management sector, and has a well-deserved reputation for advocating … Continued

Maritime charity calls for industry-wide collaboration to support the future health of the seafaring community

Charities, ship owners, charterers and other stakeholders in the maritime industry must work together to create a culture of care in maritime, according to the Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS). Delegates at last Friday’s SHS seminar, Supporting Seafarers into the Future, were inspired by the findings of the Society’s landmark study of maritime worker health initiatives, … Continued

Registrations now open for SHS Seminar: ‘Supporting Seafarers into the Future’

Seafarers Hospital Society is launching the findings of its landmark study of maritime worker health initiatives at its seminar on Friday 26 November 2021. The study, conducted by Yale University, looks into the effectiveness of the various maritime worker health initiatives taken by shipping companies, charities and the wider maritime sector to keep seafarers healthy … Continued

Chair of Trustees role

ROLE DESCRIPTION: ChairThe Seafarers Hospital Society has been looking after the health and welfare of seafarers and their families since 1821. The Chair of Trustees plays a crucial role at the centre of the charity’s work, promoting its continued development and success.Principal Responsibilities Leadership Working with the trustees to guide the Society in its overall … Continued

Lifeline advice service for seafarers is 25 years old

The Seafarers Advice and Information Line (SAIL) is 25 years old today. Launched on 24th September 1996 by the Seafarers Hospital Society and originally known as the Seafarers Benefits Advice Line (SBAL), it was a new telephone helpline service for seafarers operating under the umbrella of the nationally acclaimed Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) service. SBAL … Continued

Culture of care is key to future seafarer health and welfare, says Seafarers Hospital Society

The Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS), Yale University and Lloyd’s Register Foundation told shipping companies that they will need to create a culture of care if they are to adequately address the health and welfare needs of seafarers. Reporting on the early findings of their landmark study of maritime worker health initiatives at a London International … Continued

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