The Seafarers Happiness Index
The Mission to Seafarers launched the Seafarers Happiness Index in 2015, providing everyone working at sea the chance to share how they feel, and talk about the good and bad about their life at sea today.
Our aim is to get the opinion of the overall seafaring community to help us understand the good and bad aspects of this challenging career path to help us build a case for change in the industry. We publish a snapshot this report quarterly so that we maintain a regular watching brief to help us communicate the aspects of the role which are improving as well as any that are worsening.
We have launched a separate website for the Seafarers Happiness Index, through which we regularly publish worldwide seafarers’ statistics reflecting the findings of the latest Seafarers Happiness Index. It provides us with the opportunity to regularly let the shipping industry know about any changes which need to be made so as to ensure the happiness of seafarers in their everyday lives at sea. This is a global survey, aiming to reflect the views of seafarers from all nationalities and cultures across the world.
Data for the Seafarers Happiness Index is collected via a 10 question survey. The questions asked aims to collect the thoughts and feelings of seafarers on their lives at sea, focusing on a range of different issues. Areas that we cover include mental health, physical wellbeing, general working life and also family contact. We can then analyse these results of quarterly to compare how things have changed over this period. This allows us to highlight any particular areas of seafarers’ lives that have worsened. It also provides an insight to the industry what changes appear to have had a positive impact on the lives of seafarers globally as well as regionally.
Data collected will remain completely anonymous, but please be advised that we will require some details from you regarding you age, gender, nationality and vessel type in order for us to gain some context as to how different groups are feeling.
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