Staying ‘Ship Shape’-Wellbeing Training

Working at sea may be a calling but we all know making a livelihood this way isn’t always easy. FirstMate New Zealand is an initiative set up for our seafood whānau, with seafood whānau, to provide all of us who work at sea with one-on-one support when we need it the most.

MarineSAFE, working with FirstMate, have developed this module to help you stay 'ship shape'.


Those who work at sea experience mental health conditions at higher levels than those who work on land.   Many people experience some form of mental health condition during their life and it could be you, your work colleagues, your friends or whānau.  This course will help you to understand why it occurs, identify the symptoms and how you can improve your mental health and/or support others. Staying ‘Ship Shape’ is important to your overall wellbeing.


On successful completion, students will be able to

  1. Explain the definition of mental health and how it changes through our lifetime
  2. Identify the main types of mental health conditions and the impact they can have on individuals
  3. Identify the conditions that are contributing factors to poor mental health for those who work at sea
  4. Identify ways to improve mental health and wellbeing


This module has an online assessment


20 minute video plus assessment

Not Enroled

Course Includes

  • 4 Lessons
  • Course Certificate