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2023 SEAFiT Crew Survey: What are the key trends of well-being at sea?
The pandemic challenged many aspects of our well-being and marked a new era around a person’s physical, mental, and social health factors. Shipping industry had already put mental health under the microscope even before COVID-19, considering that seafarer’s work is highly demanding. However, today we are talking about a holistic approach of well-being as we have shed focus not only on seafarers’ mental health but also seafarers’ physical health and social life onboard and overall, on seafarers’ happiness.
There are many factors that can improve the quality of life onboard and ensure a happier crew. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce the SEAFiT Crew Survey (including Wellness & Well-being elements) as an industry initiative to identify trends, provide feedback to all industry stakeholders and provide a roadmap for embracing a new well-being mindset on an organizational and industry level.
The survey is scheduled to run within Q1 & Q2 of 2023, with preliminary results being released on an ongoing basis and final reports later within the year. This will be our 3rd survey on crew welfare as we have had similar initiatives conducted during 2021 and 2019.
With the 2023 survey, we aim to assess life and work onboard with the SEAFiT Index, a crew welfare index that provides a picture of how welfare issues are perceived and implemented onboard. Furthermore, the survey aims to address key aspects of the physical, mental and social well-being and assist maritime stakeholders in setting priorities around these topics.
The survey is anonymous and will be conducted via an online landing page with questionnaire requiring less than ten minutes to complete by seafarers sailing with the ships and those currently ashore.
This is by far the largest survey of its kind with a participation target of 5K ships and 100K seafarers which aims to provide a full picture with structured feedback of seafarers’ physical, mental and social well-being.
Have your say and participate in our survey to give rise to a new well-being mindset. Thank you in advance for your co-operation!