high levels of mental stress, a new study carried out by Yale University and
commissioned by the Seafarers Trust has revealed.
the world the researchers found that within the previous two weeks 25 percent
of them had suffered depression and 17 percent had experienced anxiety.
asked had contemplated suicide or self-harm on several or all those days.
identified a link between depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts and a
likely increase in injury and illness. The factors associated with these mental
states included violence and bullying, lack of job satisfaction, and not
author personally briefed the ITF Seafarers’ Committee on the findings of this
far-reaching and important study. It was a sobering occasion; the gravity of
his team’s discoveries is evident,” Dave Heindel, Chair of the Seafarers’
action by everyone in the shipping industry.”
that maritime training institutes, companies, employers, P&I clubs and
trade unions can address the problems.
cadets, a de-stigmatization of mental health within company culture, and a
recognition for the need for interventions to address workplace violence.