IMO Highlights Seafarers’ Well-being and Mental Health on Today’s International Day of the Seafarer

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June 25, 2018

Happy International Day of the Seafarer!

Each year on June 25 the International Maritime Organization marks the Day of the Seafarer as a way to recognize the global seafaring community, as well as seafarers’ contributions to the overall global economy.

Each year, the IMO designates a theme which it highlights through social media campaigns.

The 2018 Day of the Seafarer theme is “seafarers’ well-being”, which the IMO says is a topic that has gained strong momentum throughout the industry in recent years.

“By addressing the issue of seafarers’ well-being and particularly mental health, this campaign can inform specific strategies to tackle stress and other issues affecting seafarers’ mental conditions – and make the tools available more widely known,” the IMO said.

The join in on the social media campaign, use hashtag’s #SupportSeafarersWellbeing, #GoodDayatSea and of course #DayoftheSeafarer.

More on how you can mark IMO’s 2018 Day of the Seafarer here

Below is the IMO’s 2018 Day of the Seafarer message from IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim:

Here’s some more of what’s being shared around social media:

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