February 28, 2024

ISWAN’s helplines report quarterly highs for mental health challenges

The final quarter of 2023 saw steep increases in the number of contacts relating to mental health concerns across the range of helplines operated by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN). In its final quarterly infographic of 2023, ISWAN highlights a 44% quarter-on-quarter increase in contacts (calls or messages) relating to mental health challenges. Between October and December 2023, ISWAN received 128 contacts relating to psychological difficulties, up from 89 contacts in the previous quarter. This represents the highest quarterly total since the current helpline reporting system was established in 2019. SeafarerHelp and Yacht Crew Help, ISWAN’s free, confidential helplines for seafarers, both registered the highest number of quarterly contacts relating to mental health, with increases of 46% and 58%, respectively.

LINK: https://shipmanagementinternational.com/iswans-helplines-report-quarterly-highs-for-mental-health-challenges/