Struggling Seafarers Need More Mental Health Support from Employers

Cases of seafarers struggling with their mental health will continue to rise unless shipping companies take more responsibility for encouraging crew members to talk openly with a colleague, family member or friend about their problems.

In the run up to World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September), Mental Health Support Solutions (MHSS) is calling on employers to provide more support to mariners facing intense pressure to keep delivering consumer goods globally amid the Covid-19 pandemic.