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News: Seafarer Wellbeing Poster Campaign

20 November 2019

* PLEASE NOTE the Standard Club Seafarer Wellbeing Poster campaign was designed to focus on four topics considered to have the biggest impact on seafarer wellbeing in modern times, with advice appropriate for the time of release, November 2019. While it continues to be relevant to the daily lives of present-day seafarers, it does not reflect the impact due to the current world health pandemic, COVID-19. You should follow the latest advice on how to care for your health and protect others during the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the World Health Organisation (WHO) website and through your national and local public health authority.*

Seafarer wellbeing has been a focal topic for Standard Club's Loss Prevention team, particularly in recent years. Seafarer wellbeing is a holistic concept combining physical, mental, and social wellbeing. People often forget how mental and physical wellbeing are linked. You can only be as happy as you are healthy, in body and mind! 

A happy and healthy seafaring crew translates into substantial savings for the shipping industry. Poor lifestyle habits often result in medical conditions that derail the health and career of a seafarer, resulting in a drain on an organisation, reducing operational effectiveness. As part of Loss Prevention’s mission to provide advice and best practices that underpin our ability to manage risks, deliver value and sustain financial security, the club believes it is in the interest of members to promote seafarer wellbeing to reduce the incidence of ill health among crew.

The club’s latest attempt to reach out to seafarers directly has seen the launch of an exciting new campaign based around a series of posters. 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 all four poster sets on right. Download the full set to promote a healthy and happy crew!