Posted: 10th October 2019 | Written by: Naomi Chadderton
World Mental Health Day is celebrated every year on October 10th to encourage open conversations about mental health conditions which is extremely important because let’s face it, even though working at sea onboard a superyacht might sound like the dream job to many, the mental and physical strain that comes with it often goes unseen.
Posted: 4th September 2019 | Written by: Karine Rayson
In today’s industry, high crew turnover is increasingly becoming a problem. Largely a result of burnout or interpersonal conflict among crew, it’s necessary that heads of departments are better equipped in implementing strategies to help mitigate against mental health risks, toxic working relationships and crew turnover.
Posted: 29th August 2019 | Written by: Karen Passman
The mental health of seafarers is a hot topic and, with greater understanding of its impact
in the workplace, the superyacht industry is taking stock. With one in four people struggling with poor mental health at some point in their lives, there’s growing consensus that we should do more to support crew and spread awareness of the help available in times of need.
Posted: 23rd June 2019 | Written by: Karine Rayson
Recently, the Life is for Living event took place in Palma, an event championed by yacht crew and local business owners to raise awareness of mental health in the yachting industry. To share this information more widely, I've compiled a Mental Health Handbook as a practical guide for crew and shore based professionals.
Posted: 13th June 2019 | Written by: Helen Kelly - Nautilus Int.
As shocking statistics on seafarer suicides and depression are published, calls are growing for crew wellbeing to be linked with ship safety and included in international regulations. Meanwhile, shipowners are being urged to improve onboard internet access, as an increasing body of research underlines the importance of connectivity in combatting loneliness and isolation. Helen Kelly of Nautilus International reports.
Posted: 2nd January 2018 | Written by: Noona Ayres - Revitalize
As we enter a new year it’s the perfect time to take stock of those areas of our lives where we want to achieve greater balance. To do this we need a quiet, honest review of our current lifestyle but even then it's not easy to implement change. In particular, New Year’s resolutions rarely last, usually because we’ve set unrealistic goals but here's a remedy to strengthen your resolve.
Posted: 10th May 2017 | Written by: Noona Ayres
As we enter the yachting season in the Med, whether you’re working on a busy charter yacht or based in an office, we all know stress can take its toll on our health and sense of wellbeing. But if we can’t reduce the workload, we can at least adopt healthy habits to reduce our stress and the simplest and most effective strategy concerns the way we breathe.
Posted: 26th March 2017 | Written by: Rudi Keil
In today’s world we are exposed to such an overload of information when it comes to health and wellness, with endless studies declaring new rules on what we should eat. Fortunately things are pretty clear when it comes to fish oils and there’s hardly a practitioner out there who would dispute the benefits to our health.
Posted: 5th February 2017 | Written by: Rudi Keil
Reading about New Year’s Resolutions in February may make you want to groan, but it's never too late to make positive changes for your health and diet - especially changes you can easily stick to while working onboard your yacht. Let's start by looking at the benefits of optimum hydration.
Posted: 27th December 2016 | Written by: Nadine Escudero
The oil extracted from coconut meat has been proven to have a number of health benefits as well as a range of uses in cooking, personal care, around the house and for pets. It’s something of a miracle product, and for many years people from the tropics and subtropics have been very creative with its uses. So what makes it so special?