3 Aug
2022

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Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conference India - we are LIVE!

3 Aug, 2022

Today, Sailors' Society held the first of our Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conferences 2022.

More than 1,600 cadets from 21 Indian and Sri Lankan maritime colleges came online to hear from some of the top experts in maritime wellness and mental health.

The virtual event focused on key and current issues facing cadets today, including crisis and diversity, and drew on material from Sailors’ Society’s pioneering wellness training and support programme.

With diversity and women in maritime a key issue for the future, the Keynote Speaker at the conference was Mrs H.K. Joshi - Chairwoman, Shipping Corporation of India (SCI).

Among the other subjects tackled in this day-long event was the psychology of conflict: being a seafarer in a time of war, how the maritime landscape is changing: the role of technology in wellbeing and welfare, and how to get a job in a tough industry: tips from a manning agent.

We recognised that today's cadets are tomorrow's workforce and future leaders and so designed the conference content was designed exclusively with cadets in mind, helping to equip them for their future seafaring lives.

Huge thanks to our gold sponsors Inmarsat, technical partners UK P&I Club and bronze sponsors (India event) Fleet Management Ltd for their support.

Below are the highlights of the conference as it unfolded:

15:20 IST: "I want to encourage you to take us onboard wherever you go." @SailorsSociety's Head of Wellness Johan Smith, ends the first of our four Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conferences 2022, held with Indian colleges, and thanks the speakers and 1,600 cadets who were there.

15:00 IST: The last speaker of the day - Mrs H.K. Joshi, Former Chairwoman, Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) talking about diversity and women in maritime. "If women can go to space, they can go to sea."

14:40 IST: How to get a job in a tough industry - our 1,600 cadets at today's @SailorsSociety Maritime Schools' Conference - India are getting some top tips from Inna Stoliar and Isabelle Freerks from digital @seafarer start-up Go Turtle.

14:25 IST: After a few connection difficulties, Alexander Dimitrevich @GoCrisis in Ukraine is talking to our 1,600 cadets about being a seafarer in a time of war.

14:20 IST: Chatting about the initiatives available for displaced Ukrainian seafarers with 1,600 cadets at @SailorsSociety's Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conference - India.

13:55 IST: How do you cope with stress onboard? Umesh Pherwani, Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner and author of ‘The Mindswitch' is speaking now to the cadets at @SailorsSociety's Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conference - India.

13:30 IST: The afternoon starts with cadet perspectives on the challenges and solutions to life at sea. Our panel from five maritime schools represents the 1,600 cadets attending @SailorsSociety Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conference - India.

End of morning session:

13:00 IST: "If you take one thing away today - there are resources available to you in times of crisis" - @SailorsSociety Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conference - India, today. 1,600 cadets attending.

12:45 IST: 'Expecting the Unexpected' - 1,600 cadets hear a WhatsApp chat where a grandfather shares his experience of a piracy attack with his granddaughter. @SailorsSociety Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conference - India, today. @InmarsatGlobal @Fleet_stories @UKPandI

12:35 IST: Our team are busy answering the 81 questions coming in so far from the cadets attending @SailorsSociety's Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conference - India, today.

12:30 IST: Why do you think seafarers are more at risk of mental health issues? The 1,600 cadets at @SailorsSociety's Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conference - India have their own thoughts, shared through this interactive poll. @InmarsatGlobal @Fleet_stories @UKPandI

12:20 IST: Sharing top tips on staying mentally strong at sea - Dr Deepti Mankid, @SailorsSociety's regional co-ordinator, speaking to the 1,600 cadets at our Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conference India.

12:10 IST: "15.3% of all deaths at sea are suicides" - Dr Deepti Mankid @SailorsSociety's regional co-ordinator offering top tips on mental health in maritime to the 1,600 cadets at our Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conference - India because you need to be "mentally strong out at sea".

11:30 IST: Do you know how to recognise the warning signs of depression and anxiety? "This is something we should all be aware of" - Johan Smith Head of Wellness @SailorsSociety shared the live vote from the 1,600 cadets who are taking part in our Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conference - India, now.

11:20 IST: Our panel of cadets is quizzing our speakers as part of @SailorsSociety Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conference - India.

11:00 IST: "Take charge of your life, not just physical safety but your mental wellbeing" - advice from Capt. Prashant Rangnekar speaking to 1,600 cadets at @SailorsSociety's Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conference - India. The former COO of @Fleet_stories gives insights into the realities of life at sea.

10:50 IST: Cadets are sharing with @SailorsSociety the biggest challenge they think they will face as seafarers. We are live at the Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conference - India.

10:45 IST: 'What wellness support would you want from @SailorsSociety?' The live poll at our Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conference - India has some interesting answers from the 1,600 cadets attending.

10:25 IST: @SailorsSociety's CEO Sara Baade is speaking to the 1,600 cadets at our Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conference - India, and sharing our 'Facing the Future' video https://sailors-society.org/about

10:25 IST: “You, as the next generation of seafarers, can now exploit the possible in exciting times” - Peter Broadhurst @SailorsSociety Ambassador and Maritime Snr VP Safety, Regulatory, @InmarsatGlobal one of our sponsors, speaking at our Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools’ Conference - India.

10:15 IST: Peter Broadhurst, @SailorsSociety Ambassador and Maritime Snr VP Safety, Regulatory, @InmarsatGlobal, giving the 1,600 cadets attending our Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conference - India, an insight into how technology is influencing maritime.

10:05 IST: Our interactive, live Q&A sessions at our Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conference - India are already coming up with fascinating insights into the views of the 1,600 cadets attending.

09:45 IST: Capt Subroto Khan, Campus Director @IMU_HQ opens our Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conference - India. Our attendees are now 1,600+.

09:35 IST: "You have chosen an amazing career" - Johan Smith, Sailors' Society's Head of Wellness, welcomes more than 1,400 maritime cadets to our Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conference - India.

09:30 IST: Sailors' Society's Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conference - India, is just about to begin with more than 1,400 cadets attending from maritime colleges across India.

09:20 IST: Sailors' Society's Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conference - India is just about to begin with more than 1,400 cadets attending from 21 maritime colleges across India.

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