CREW STRESS AND MENTAL HEALTH SURVEY COMMISSIONED BY YACHTING PAGES MEDIA GROUP
Yachting Pages Media Group is revisiting the often-neglected conversation with superyacht crew with its latest ‘Crew Stress and Mental Health’ survey.
According to Yachting Pages, who first commissioned a survey of superyacht crew and industry experts in 2017, crew were struggling with stress and mental health issues on board. Two years later, Yachting Pages wants to find out whether attitudes in the industry have changed by inviting crew to complete the 2019 survey.
Steve Crowe, CEO & Founder of Yachting Pages Media Group explained, “ I’ve met and spoken to a lot of crew over the years and the overwhelming feeling is that their jobs can be very stressful but the attitude is you just have to get on with it, regardless of the long hours.
“The 2017 survey highlighted some much-needed room for improvement and supported increased concern and conversation in the industry for crew welfare. This latest survey wants to investigate whether there has been any change.”
Last year, The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) partnered with MHG Insurance Brokers to launch a survey of seafarers who work aboard superyachts to investigate welfare issues specific to the sector.
The new study revealed 82% of superyacht crew experience low morale while on board.