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ISWAN Launches Online Maritime Mental Health Awareness Training

Could you tell if a crew member needed help? Would you know what to do?

ISWAN have announced that their 
Mental Health Awareness Training for the Maritime Industry has been adapted in order to deliver it online for yachting professionals.

Here are the 
first dates in December which are now available.

Suitable for management-level personnel on shore and on board ships, this live, interactive group training session will be delivered over the course of two half-days by Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr Pennie Blackburn. The course provides an introduction to mental health awareness in understanding mental health, recognising the signs of mental health problems and first response to concerns that can arise on board.



When is it and what is covered?

15th December, 09:30-12:30 – Module 1: Introduction to Mental Health (required prior to Module 2)

  • Introduction to mental health

  • Overview of types of mental health problems, mental health at sea and understanding the causes of mental health problems

  • Tackling stigma and promoting crew cohesion

16th December, 09:30-13:30 – Module 2: Recognising Signs and First Response

  • Developing capacity to recognise signs and symptoms of crew members who may be struggling with their mental health

  • Overview of psychological first aid (PFA), including the role officers can play and the limitations of the role

  • Essential skills to provide a timely first response

The course costs £125 per participant and includes a detailed participant manual and certificate of attendance. A 25% discount is available as an introductory offer for ISWAN members – please contact us for more information.

All profits from this training will go directly towards the operating costs of our charitable services at ISWAN, which have experienced an unprecedented increase in demand this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Find out more and book your place here.

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