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Seafarer Wellbeing


Seafarer Wellbeing has been a focal topic for Standard Club's Loss Prevention team in recent years, particularly during the COVID-19 world pandemic. We continue to raise awareness of the topic and focus on what more we can do to support our seafarers, and foster a safer shipping industry. 

Information, advice, updates on club activity and useful resources to help seafarers manage wellbeing can be found below. There are a number of resources available, however, it is important to highlight that ultimately, your health is in your hands. Seafarers should remain steadfast and committed to maintaining positive health and wellbeing. Always remember professional help is only a phone call away.

Seafarer Wellbeing Initiatives

  • Seafarer Wellbeing Poster Campaign

We are proud to share our Seafarer Wellbeing poster campaign. Created with the purpose of gracing the walls of members’ ships, the posters focus on four topics considered to have the biggest impact on seafarer wellbeing, in the current times – healthy eating, fitness, mental wellbeing and socialisation. Building on the specific tips and prompts narrated on the posters, seafarers can access valuable advice on how they can look after the specific areas of their wellbeing by scanning the QR code on each poster. Access the 4 poster sets here.

  • Health and Wellbeing sponsor of The Sea Newspaper

As part of our continued effort to promote seafarer wellbeing and to reach out to seafarers directly, the club are proud Health and Wellbeing sponsors of The Mission to Seafarer's The Sea newspaper. Find it online and in The Mission to Seafarer's port centers. To share it with your crews on board, sign up to the mailing list.

  • Commitment to Health Echoe section of Offing Echoes magazine

We are heartened that Offing Echoes, a magazine aimed at marine cadets which covers stories from actively sailing Mariners, as well as Business, Education, Technical, Travel, Health and Talent news, shares our perspective and is aligned with our vision of doing our part for the maritime industry in generating awareness on the importance of seafarer wellbeing and how seafarers can take care of themselves. Standard Club is pleased to share a different set of our posters from our Seafarer Wellbeing poster campaign, each focusing on a different element of seafarer wellbeing, in four editions of Offing Echoes within the Health Echo section. Access the magazines online.

Loss Prevention Publications

  • Standard Safety: Seafarer Wellbeing, October 2018

The club has been working on a variety of projects related to seafarer wellbeing, culminating in this special edition Standard Safety publication. Seafarer wellbeing is a holistic concept combining physical, mental and social wellbeing, and our mix of articles reflects this.


  • Loss Prevention Q&A webinar: Impacts experienced as a result of COVID-19

We asked our social media following for their questions on impacts experienced as a result of COVID-19. They were answered by our Loss Prevention and Claims experts. Watch the full recording of our Q&A session on our YouTube channel here.

  • Standard Club Seafarer Wellbeing Series: A discussion with ISWAN

In the first webinar in our Seafarer Wellbeing series, Captain Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention at Standard P&I Club, and Caitlin Vaughan of The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) discussed a multitude of challenges the COVID-19 world health pandemic has cast unto seafarers, and shared information, advice, and useful resources to help seafarers manage wellbeing. Watch the full recording on our YouTube channel here.

  • Standard Club Seafarer Wellbeing Series: A discussion with The Mission to Seafarers

To mark the UN Day of the Seafarer, Captain John Dolan, Deputy Director of Loss Prevention, hosted the second webinar in the Standard Club seafarer wellbeing series, together with The Revd Canon Andrew Wright, Secretary General, and Ben Bailey, Director of Advocacy & Regional Engagement of The Mission to Seafarers. The discussion covered various elements of seafarer wellbeing, including the organisation's experience so far in supporting seafarers and their families through the Covid-19 world health pandemic, key issues and support available from the organisation and wider industry. Watch the full recording on our YouTube channel here.

  • Standard Club Seafarer Wellbeing Series: A discussion with Stella Maris and Capt. Artur Olbromski - What is the new normal?

The third webinar in the Standard Club seafarer wellbeing series was hosted by Captain Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention and James Bean, Managing Director at Standard Club, alongside Ian Stokes, Head of Corporate Engagement at Stella Maris, Deacon Peter Barrigan, Port Chaplain for Port of Tees, Hartlepool and Seaham, and Capt. Artur Olbromski, very experienced LPG Master. The discussion focused on various elements of seafarer wellbeing, sharing how Stella Maris is supporting seafarers and their families, and what life is like during the current Covid-19 world health pandemic from a seafarer’s perspective. Watch the full recording on our YouTube channel here.


A number of recent articles and press items are available to read on the right.