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Mental health and wellbeing are on the agenda, but what can we do about it?

Mental health and wellbeing at sea will be the topic of this event!

We will look at the problems, discuss recommendations and solutions, we will have case examples and a number of tools will be presented. The range of topics are broad; loneliness, cooperation ship-shore, bullying, fatigue, internet, etc. We will engage the audience in the discussion with an aim to set a direction and give solutions, which can be implemented relatively easy and used when needed.

Awareness, communication, care and good leadership seem to be key components, but with specific tools you can also reach out.


  • Presentation of the “Mental Health Resilience Toolbox”
    Tools, ideas and the content of the Mental Health Resilience Toolbox will be presented, whereas the final version of the Toolbox will be finished in 2020.
    Mads Schramm, Organizational Psychologist & Leadership Consultant, SEA HEALTH & WELFARE

  • “Loneliness at sea”
    A Danish study is currently looking into what can increase or decrease the feeling of loneliness at sea. Being away at sea with a limited number of companions and with limited access to family, friends and activities can be demanding. Based on interviews with seafarers the presentation will look at what seems to be helpful and what can be constraints in everyday life and work at sea.
    Connie Gehrt, Managing Director, CONOVAH

  • Case: "Fatigue - A healthy ship is a safe ship”
    How to keep up with legislation on rest hours. What do seafarers think is needed for managing fatigue? When it comes to lack of sleep, due to weather and sea conditions, Jet Lag, watch system, duties/workload while in port etc.
    Mads Winther, Chief Officer, Royal Arctic Line

  • Panel debate and discussion