Discussions surrounding mental health are improving, but shipping must work to tackle the root causes, such as bullying, which are often lurking just beneath the surface of seafarers’ daily working lives.
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There is no denying that seafaring is a tough job and crew are required to be highly resilient individuals to deal with long hours, tiring work and months on end away from home.
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