Practical Guidance for Shipping Companies on Improving Mental Wellbeing

The National Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Committee (NMOHSC) issued guidelines to shipping companies on mental health awareness in 2018. The purpose of this document is to set out practical steps that companies may wish to take to promote the mental wellbeing of their employees. It is focused principally on seafarers but some parts of the guidance may be equally applicable to shore personnel.

The NMOHSC does not endorse the examples as part of industry wide implementation but presents them as practical steps that have proven beneficial to seafarer wellbeing in the specific circumstances where they have been applied.