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Yacht Crew Help - ISWAN Achieves Target to Build Crew Mental Health Portal

Posted: 7th May 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

This week 'An Hour with Colin Squire' was dedicated to the topic of mental health, helping to raise funds for ISWAN to develop a new portal specifically for superyacht crew. Today Colin is delighted to announce that the target has been reached but donations are still welcome! Read More

How Yoga and Meditation can Help During Lockdown

Posted: 24th Apr 2020

Written by: Reni Horvath

Physical isolation and the fear of an uncertain future can lead to strong emotions and increased anxiety, so in the following article I would like to introduce you to the power of conscious breath, yoga and meditation in managing mental health. Read More

The Crew Coach Discusses Mental Health with Damian Chaparro

Posted: 14th Apr 2020

Written by: Karine Rayson

The Crew Coach, Karine Rayson, discusses everything from alcohol addiction and managing your wellbeing when living in confined spaces to social media addiction in a three-part interview with Damian Chaparro, the co-founder of the Aroha retreat. Read More

The Crew Coach Guide on How to Manage in a Crisis

Posted: 24th Mar 2020

Written by: Karine Rayson

To help crew overcome the distress and help manage your reactions in a crisis, The Crew Coach has put together a comprehensive guide on how to manage in a crisis as no one is ever really prepared, and for the most part, it is unexpected. Read More

Choose your Mood- Positive Thinking versus Negative Spiral

Posted: 17th Dec 2019

Written by: Sara Ballinger

Emotional wellbeing is a hot topic in today’s society, and more and more cases of depression and anxiety are being openly discussed. No longer a taboo, we can now express ourselves more candidly if we choose to. Read More

Managing Your Emotional Responses On Board

Posted: 9th Dec 2019

Written by: Karine Rayson

So often we confuse thoughts with feelings, so in this article we discuss a few tips to help you unhook yourself from your distressing emotions so that they don’t negatively affect your time onboard. Read More

Breathing Exercises to Keep you Calm On Board

Posted: 6th Dec 2019

Written by: Reni Horvath

Depression, anxiety and stress are increasing in the life of many crew members, but what if we told you that by changing the way you breathe, you can become more resilient and even change your life? Read More

Crew Tips for Better Rest and Sleep

Posted: 5th Nov 2019

Written by: John Breese

While working onboard a superyacht is an extremely exciting proposition, it also comes with certain challenges – one of the most important being disruptions to your sleep schedule, which is bound to be an irregular one on board. Read More

Crew Tips for Avoiding Injury Onboard

Posted: 30th Oct 2019

Written by: Reni Horvath

While working onboard a superyacht sounds like a fantastic opportunity to travel the seas and explore the world, beyond the surface there’s a lot of hard work. Crew can easily be on their feet for up to 16 hours a day, with owners... Read More

Let's Talk About Mental Health at Sea

Posted: 10th Oct 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 mi... Read More

Mindfulness Trends in the Workplace

Posted: 4th Sep 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 ... Read More

Managing Your Mental Health Onboard

Posted: 29th Aug 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 t... Read More

Mental Health Handbook from The Crew Coach

Posted: 23rd Jun 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 comp... Read More

Calls for Crew Wellbeing to be Enshrined in Law

Posted: 13th Jun 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 impro... Read More

ISWAN Delivers Report on The Welfare of Superyacht Crew

Posted: 10th Dec 2018

Written by: Tom Holmer

The findings of new research into the welfare needs of superyacht crew were presented last week at a seminar held at Inmarsat’s headquarters in London. ISWAN partnered with MHG Insurance Brokers to conduct a survey of seafarers wo... Read More

Wellbeing at Work: Seafarer Happiness Index Results

Posted: 17th Apr 2018

Written by: Nautilus Int. - Andrew Linington

The Mission to Seafarers has launched its report on the findings of the Seafarer Happiness Index survey, which collates feedback on 10 key areas of life at sea, including mental and physical health, diet, rest, workloads, connecti... Read More

New Year, New You - The Power of Sankalpa

Posted: 2nd Jan 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 imp... Read More

Lower Stress With Better Breathing

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 c... Read More

Crew Health: The Benefits of Fish Oils

Posted: 26th Mar 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 oil... Read More

Crew Health: The Importance of Hydration

Posted: 5th Feb 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. ... Read More

The Many Benefits of Coconut Oil

Posted: 27th Dec 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 p... Read More

Rudi Keil: Crew Fitness Onboard & Ashore

Posted: 7th Nov 2016

Written by: Sam Watson

As an ex-professional rugby player, Rudi Keil, understands the connection between mind, body and spirit for performance and wellbeing. He's also passionate about good nutrition and set up B MOVED to offer an holistic approach to h... Read More

Cooking with Coconut Flour

Posted: 17th Oct 2016

Written by: Nadine Escudero

More and more people are discovering the many benefits and uses of coconuts. Aside from extra virgin coconut oil, there are many other great coconut products in the market and one of the must-haves in the galley is organic coconut... Read More

Mozambique Yoga Retreat

Posted: 18th Aug 2016

Written by: Caroline Rossy

Need to recharge your battery? Have you been through an exhausting season and want some TLC... well come with us to Mozambique to recharge, relax, get healthy and have some fun! Samasthiti Yoga is organizing a yoga retreat in beau... Read More

Crew Workout: Resistance Bands for Abductors

Posted: 9th Mar 2016

Written by: Mark Healy

This article features three simple exercises to blast the muscles around your hip and the lateral aspect of your leg, as well as getting your heart pumping of course. All these can be performed without any resistance, but we have ... Read More

Crew Pilates Studio in Antibes

Posted: 2nd Oct 2015

Written by: Bianca Ljungberg

In March 2014, CREW Pilates started out in a garage in Cape Town, South Africa. Since
then, CREW Pilates has grown into an outdoor and on board training culture in the
south of France where over a hundred yacht crew and other in... Read More

Yoga Power Poses to Rock your Day

Posted: 2nd Sep 2015

Written by: Sonja Lockyer

Are you interested in body language? I am. I’m fascinated that body language isn’t just about the basic folding your arms when defensive or touching your hair when flirting, it’s so much more. The non-verbal communication of how y... Read More

Crew Workout: Engaging the Stabilisers

Posted: 1st Sep 2015

Written by: Mark Healy

Activating the stabilisers to hold steady is just as important in modern day exercise as it is on board a yacht. A lack of stregth in the muscular sense has the same effect - unable to stay upright or maintain good posture. Read More

Twist your Body to Detox in 10 Minutes

Posted: 31st Aug 2015

Written by: Sonja Lockyer

Aaah, the word detox...it's so up for debate. Do we even need it if we live a generally healthy life? Some say yes, some say no. What I say is that if you feel like you would like a detox, then go for it. Read More

Crew Workout: Fitness with Ropes

Posted: 1st Jun 2015

Written by: Mark Healy

In this offering, we are using more accessible equipment to work your body. So, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned sailor, get ready to battle with ... The Rope! Read More

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