Psychosocial work environment and policy changes: Effects on seafarers’ mental health


Our public health manager, Rebecca Hayes Mejia, has published her first journal article together with Martin Stafström as part of her doctoral work. The study investigates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health outcomes of international seafarers, specifically examining changes in seafarers psychosocial work environment and policies. 17,861 seafarers, serving on 44 different international commercial vessels with 154 nationalities participated in the study – analyzing stress, anxiety, and depression as outcome measures. 

Congratulations Rebecca for pushing this important research, which adds perspective to the continued crew shortage issue, and further signifies the importance in safeguarding seafarers’ health and wellbeing.

Read the full article here.

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