Maritime Schools' Conferences 2022

Positive wellbeing for a rewarding seafaring career

Designed especially for maritime colleges and their current students, these online conferences will explore the all-important subject of wellbeing and mental health, helping prepare cadets for a long and fulfilling career at sea.

Content has been tailored to focus on key issues facing today's seafarers including working in a post-Covid world, crises such as the current war in Ukraine, and diverse workforces.

Chaired by Johan Smith, Sailors’ Society’s head of wellness and the charity’s lead on its pioneering Wellness at Sea programme, the events will feature talks from industry leaders, interactive sessions and practical advice, equipping and empowering participants with awareness and skills that will serve them throughout their seafaring lives.

Who: Students at participating Maritime Colleges.

Costs: Free to all students - a voluntary donation in support of Sailors’ Society’s work will be asked from participating schools

Contact: Johan Smith, Sailors' Society's head of wellness, at [email protected]

Download the Maritime Schools' Conference 2022 flyer.

Download the 2021 Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conference findings report.

Greece - 20 October

Registration opening soon

Philippines - 5 November

Programme available soon

Register for Philippines +

“The need for educating the seafarers about mental health is a must and it is done well through this conference. All the speakers were excellent and are very experienced. I personally learned a lot. Thank you!”

A 2022 participant

With thanks to our Gold Conference Sponsors and technical partner:

With thanks to our Bronze Conference Sponsors:


Sara Baade

CEO, Sailors’ Society

Capt Subroto Khan

Campus Director of Indian Maritime University, (Speaking in India only)

Peter Broadhurst

Maritime Snr VP Safety, Security, Yachting and Passenger, INMARSAT

Johan Smith

Head of Wellness, Sailors' Society

Alexander Dimitrivich

COO, Mental Health Support Solutions & Chief Consultant of GoCrisis org

Dr Deepti Mankad

Regional Coordinator, Wellness at Sea

Umesh Pherwani

Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner and author of ‘The Mindswitch’

Toon van der Sande

Safety and Security Consultant, Spiritention

Anuj Velankar

Regional Loss Prevention Director, Thomas Miller

Mrs H.K. Joshi

Chairwoman, Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) (Speaking in India only)

Capt. Prashant Rangnekar

Former Chief Operating Officer, Fleet Management India (Speaking in India only)

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