Online Conference: All at Sea – Seafarer Wellbeing and Mental Health; Past, Present and Future

June 2021

The National Maritime Museum, in partnership with The Mission to Seafarers, is pleased to invite you to All at Sea – Seafarer Wellbeing and Mental Health; Past, Present and Future – a free, one-day online conference on Thursday 24 June from 10.30 – 17.00. 

The conference brings together a unique blend of industry leaders, international NGO’s, historians and academics to celebrate seafarers in the crisis of the current global pandemic. The Museum’s many stories will reveal how physically and mentally challenging working at sea has always been. We will draw on our vast maritime collections to help understand the present and inform a safer future at sea whilst also ensuring the characters of the women and men who work in the industry shine through these difficult days.

Hosted by our Director, Paddy Rodgers, we are delighted to announce our speakers including:

Esben Poulsson, President of the International Chamber of Shipping

Julian Clark, Senior Partner at Ince Group

Dr Helen Simpson of Cardiff University, 

Professor Neil Greenberg, Kings College London, Professor of Defence mental health and Managing Director of March on Stress and,

Dr Hannah Stockton, Cutty Sark Fellow and Curator at the National Maritime Museum

Lucy Dale, Curator of Oral Histories at the National Maritime Museum

The Museum recognises its duty and potential to raise awareness of the contemporary maritime sector and its people and All at Sea is part of a suite of activities happening in Greenwich this year, including Exposure: Lives at Sea, an exhibition of images taken by photographers who live and work at sea and Our Ocean Our Planet, promoting the importance of the oceans and the marine environment.

To register for All at Sea please visit: All at Sea -Seafarer Wellbeing and Mental Health; Past, Present and Future Tickets, Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite and please do share this link with colleagues and friends who will also be interested in joining us.

This conference is presented in partnership with The Mission to Seafarers and our thanks go to Grimaldi Group for their generous sponsorship. We also wish to thank the Lloyd’s Register Foundation for their generous support for the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Public Curator: Contemporary Maritime at the National Maritime Museum.


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