Port of South LouisianaViganCleveland Cascades LtdTMS Awards 2021Sailors SocietyTOC Events
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd
  • Bühler GmbH
  • Vigan
  • TBA Group
  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • Cimbria

Free MHSS services over festive period

(Posted on 22/12/20)

One of the shipping industry’s leading specialists in seafarer mental health support is offering seafarers and shore-based staff free access to clinical psychologists and a confidential 24/7 mental health hotline to help them over the festive period.

Mental Health Support Solutions (MHSS) is increasingly concerned that some seafarers may not be getting the right level of support they need during this difficult time and that separation from loved ones over the festive season, on top of COVID-19 fears, the crew crisis, family anxieties and many other concerns and worries, may be too much for some of them to bear.

Christian Ayerst, MHSS CEO, said: “The festive season is known for being one of the hardest times of the year for those away from loved ones. We are aware of the hardship seafarers have taken on during this very difficult year and we want to offer them our support. MHSS is therefore, keen to offer them free access to all its services which include one to one therapy as well as a confidential 24/7 mental health hotline run by clinical psychologists. Our team of experts is on hand to support them during this difficult time.”

Charles Watkins, Clinical Psychologist and Managing Director at MHSS, added: “Mental health is such a complicated subject matter because everyone has their own unique set of circumstances and concerns. Each case is different and requires a personal and considered approach. This year has been damaging to seafarers’ mental health and we felt it vital that we step up and support them. We do not want seafarers struggling more than necessary over the festive season. Offering our services over this period is the least we can do for them.”

Mr Ayerst concluded: “Seafarers have given so much to everyone throughout the pandemic. We want them to know that we’re here to support them during challenging times too.”

To gain free access to MHSS’ services to provide mental health guidance to seafarers and shore-based staff, please email: info@mentalhealth-support.com

Latest News

Potential officer shortage looms

(Posted on 29/07/21)

Launched this week, the new Seafarer Workforce Report from BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping... Read more


DNV backs crew change programme in SE Asia

(Posted on 29/07/21)

DNV, the world’s leading classification society and risk management expert, is embarking on an... Read more


IMI and Columbia sign cooperation agreement

(Posted on 29/07/21)

International Maritime Industries (IMI), the largest maritime yard in the Middle East and North Africa... Read more


Ocean Technologies helps seafarers minimise distractions

(Posted on 26/07/21)

Distractions are recognised as one of the biggest causes of human error resulting in incidents, accidents... Read more


The BMA recognises first mental health training course

(Posted on 26/07/21)

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) has announced that it has recognised the Seafarer Mental Health... Read more


ClassNK grants innovation endorsement Tsuneishi

(Posted on 20/07/21)

Leading Classification Society ClassNK granted its first Innovation Endorsement “Provider Certification... Read more


Jamaica’s successful women can serve as an example

(Posted on 20/07/21)

World shipping can learn a lot from Jamaica when it comes to equality in the maritime workplace because... Read more


DNV verifies Survitec’s new firefighting foam tests

(Posted on 15/07/21)

Classification society DNV has issued a verification statement allowing global survival technology specialist... Read more


METIS contributes digital expertise to EU sustainability project

(Posted on 15/07/21)

METIS Cyberspace Technology is contributing to an EU-backed project that will test clean energy solutions... Read more


Wärtsilä launches major carbon-free solutions test programme

(Posted on 15/07/21)

The technology group Wärtsilä continues to lead the ongoing transformation of the energy and... Read more


Bühler GmbHCoaltrans Asia 2021Port of StocktonVan AalstTBA GroupThe Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • Telestack

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping