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Keeping fit and healthy

Maritime Risk International

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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