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New Dates for Mental Health Awareness Training

Could you tell if a crew member needed help? Would you know what to do? To help tackle these issues, ISWAN is offering its online, two-module Mental Health Awareness Training for the Maritime Industry once again on 28-29 June 2021.

Suitable for management-level personnel and mental wellbeing champions 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?
28 June, 09:00-13:30 BST:
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

29 June, 09:00-13:30 BST:
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 £175 per participant and includes a detailed participant manual and certificate of attendance. 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.
Nicola Morgan, wilsonhalligan says: “My business partner and I undertook the Maritime Mental Health Awareness training recently, which took place over Zoom. Placing candidates on yachts on a daily basis, we feel a genuine duty of care to these crew as well as to our own members of staff. This has been particularly important in the last year, living and working through a pandemic, and the course was a great help to us both. It was well organised, pitched at the right level and I could see it would be very helpful to those on board. Offering mental health training has never been more important, this is especially relevant in an industry where crew are away from home for long periods, often working long hours under pressure for months at a time. A very interesting course, which I would highly recommend for all seastaff (not just senior staff). It was engaging, inclusive and well presented.”

To find out more and book your place, click here

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