Global maritime charity Stella Maris has teamed up with Mental Health Support Solutions (MHSS) to distribute a mental health guide to seafarers.

The booklet ‘A Guide to Mental Health at Sea’ published by MHSS bite-sized tips and strategies for maintaining mental health while sailing the world’s oceans.

Stella Maris Chaplains in the UK will be distributing the booklet to seafarers during their ship visits.

“Everyone’s mental health fluctuates in response to life events,” said Stella Maris Chief Executive Martin Foley. “For seafarers, the ups and downs of life are magnified by many aspects of the job, especially being away from their families for long periods and not being able to control or help with events at home. 

“We are particularly pleased to be working with MHSS to give seafarers some of the tools necessary to improve their own and others’ mental health.”

Christian Ayerst, CEO of MHSS, said: “Our guide, created by MHSS psychologists with maritime industry experience, is a vital resource for any mariner struggling with their mental health or working with someone who may be suffering.”

Source: Seatrade Maritime News