New app puts health and well-being at sea in the hands of seafarers
Sailors’ Society, one of the largest seafarer support charities operating internationally, has launched Wellness at Sea app, a free app for seafarers.
Wellness at Sea app is the next step in Sailors’ Society improving on board health and well-being at sea and puts seafarers’ wellness in their own hands.
Sandra Welch, Sailors’ Society’s deputy chief executive, said: “Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea coaching programme has been well received by the industry and we were keen to take it to the next level by putting the tools to enhance and monitor well-being in the hands of seafarers themselves. The Wellness at Sea app is a fun and interactive way for seafarers to improve wellness whilst providing practical information including local maritime welfare services and ship tracking data.”
With interactive challenges on each of the five elements of Wellness at Sea - Social, Emotional, Physical, Intellectual and Spiritual - users receive daily feedback enabling them to monitor their progress.
The app also holds port directories and contact details for services offered by maritime welfare organisations including Apostleship of the Sea, Mission to Seafarers, NAMMA and Sailors’ Society, and enables users to track their journey and know their ETA using MarineTraffic AIS data.
The Wellness at Sea app seeks to combat issues such as fatigue, poor mental health and stress which affect seafarers on a daily basis and can be the difference between safe transit and a major incident.
The app is Android and iPhone compatible. To download, search for Wellness at Sea. For more information on Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea programme, visit www.sailors-society.org/wellness
Sailors’ Society aims to transform the lives of seafarers and their families at home, in port and at sea through the delivery of chaplaincy, education and the relief of poverty and distress.
The charity works internationally to provide practical, emotional and spiritual welfare support to the world’s 1.5m seafarers, regardless of background or faith. Sailors’ Society chaplains and ship visitors have a presence in 85 global ports, with wider projects and services covering 26 countries.