Mental Health Awareness and Wellbeing Training for Seafarers

Mental Health Awareness and Wellbeing Training for Seafarers

The UKSA Mental Health Awareness and Wellbeing Training for Seafarers course aims to develop an awareness and appreciation of mental health and wellbeing, in self and others, set against the particular context of seafaring.

About the course

The UKSA Mental Health Awareness and Wellbeing Training for Seafarers course will help you recognise the common mental health issues that can affect people and will help you decide on the appropriate action to take. It also describes how you can look after your own mental health and support others with their mental health issues.

Qualifications

Upon completion of the course, you will receive:

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are a Mental Health First Aider
  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

Syllabus

  • Describe different types and causes of poor mental health
  • Recognise changes in behaviour in self and other seafarers & shore-based personnel
  • Avoid judging and stigmatising other seafarers and shore-based personnel
  • Recognise measures that promote wellbeing amongst seafarers and shore personnel
  • Course closing address

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Since I have been here at UKSA, I feel that my attitude has changed and I am feeling energised and positive about my future and am planning a career. What’s more, receiving an award for being an outstanding student in my first year of my BTEC here was amazing – it came as a complete surprise; I was ecstatic and excited.

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