Keeping fit and healthy
A fit and healthy crew is crucial for every shipping company, both in social and economic terms. Here the UK P&I Club’s Sophia Bullard, in conjunction with IMEQ, looks at post-traumatic stress disorder and offers tips on preventing bullying in the workplace
Supporting crew suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder
Traumatic events are common in any society and individuals can be traumatised by any event perceived as life threatening or
diminishing their sense of personal safety. Individuals may experience acute psychological distress, feel frightened, sad,
anxious or disconnected following the traumatic experience. For most people these symptoms gradually subside, however, when
symptoms last longer and get worse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be developing.
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