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Oct 25 2023
October signifies World Mental Health Month, a crucial time to draw attention to an often-overlooked concern: the mental wellness of seafarers. The life of a seafarer is uniquely demanding, characterised by extended hours and prolonged separations from loved ones. The isolation and anxiety-inducing environment at sea can exact a heavy toll on an individual’s mental health. At Clyde Marine Recruitment, we recognise the significance of nurturing the overall well-being of seafarers. In line with this commitment, we’ve curated a selection of mobile apps aimed at delivering both physical and mental health support.
We are on the verge of launching an enhanced version of our Ankaa App, featuring these links to self-help services.
Their goal is to help you improve your health and happiness by improving sleep quality, reduce stress or anxiety and increase focus. Find out more at calm.com
C25K, is a fantastic program that’s been designed to get just about anyone from the couch to running 5 kilometers or 30 minutes in just 9 weeks. Find out more here
Help build connections between you and other seafarers, or feel more comfortable when you are away from home by using this free, fun, and effective way to learn a language! Download it here
Meet your next favourite book. With insightful recommendations and a wide choice of genres, Goodreads could be the perfect way to get lost in a different world and a fantastic way to unwind after a busy day on board. Find out more about Goodreads here.
Insight Timer is the only app you need to build healthy habits and create a wellbeing routine that works for you. And it’s free. Download it here!
Wellbeing of Seafarers is also about building healthy habits with the all-in-one food, exercise, and calorie tracker. Reach you goals with MyFitnessPal. Start Today.
Challenge yourself… or just relax. Enjoy a peaceful solo experience as you solve intricate puzzles and soak up chill vibes. Download the game here.
For seafarers who find themselves in need of someone to talk to, there are dedicated organisations ready to provide additional support. Stella Maris, Mission to Seafarers, and the Scottish Nautical Welfare Society are among those who understand the unique challenges faced by individuals at sea and are committed to offering a listening ear and assistance. Remember, it’s important to reach out when you need help. At Clyde Marine Recruitment, we’ve taken proactive steps to support your well-being. We have trained Mental Health First Aiders in our team, ready to lend a compassionate hand and a sympathetic ear when you need it most. Your mental health matters, and there are people and organizations here to help you through challenging times.
During this World Mental Health Month, Clyde Marine Recruitment acknowledges the distinctive hurdles that seafarers confront in preserving their mental well-being. We firmly believe that these mobile apps and services can serve as valuable sources of solace, support, and resilience throughout your voyages. It’s important to remember that you’re never alone, and these resources are readily available to help you navigate the challenges and alleviate stress. Your mental health is of utmost importance, and our commitment to your welfare is unwavering. For further details regarding job opportunities and how our Digital Profile platform is evolving, sign up to our Newsletter for the latest information.
Together, we can ensure that your maritime journey is not only smoother but also more fulfilling.