News: Focusing on Seafarer Wellbeing - Socialisation
29 January 2020
* 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 The 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!
This article focuses on the socialisation. Posters dedicated to this topic are attached on the right.
With on-board wi-fi, you can now stay in constant contact with your loved ones, sharing every moment of each other’s lives. However, socialising on board should not be negatively impacted by wi-fi connectivity, instead, it should be used as a resource to encourage socialisation between seafarers.
Gather your best buddies! Need some company to laugh or cry with when you watch a movie? Wi-fi connectivity offers the option to watch movies or television together, download new books, games and music. With that you can set up a book club, or an evening of karaoke.
Poor signal in your bunk? Socialisation doesn’t have to stop when connection is poor, you can have a drink with other crewmembers in the bar before dinner, set up a ping-pong rally with fellow seafarers, or a game of basketball. Life is better together!
Enjoy a movie marathon, sing karaoke, or even better yet, workout together with fun, upbeat exercise videos on YouTube.
Always multiply with Wi-fi!
For more information on this topic, please read the full article linked on the right, which provides tips, advice and information to help you educate yourself, your crew, and promote positive health and wellbeing onboard the ship.