A marine casualty changes things onboard. It can feel overwhelming to crew and normal ways of coping with stress may not feel enough. As a result, those affected and involved may experience feelings of helplessness, horror or fear. Where such issues go unseen and unaddressed, individuals may become vulnerable to problems associated with Acute Stress Disorder, adjustment disorders, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, (PTSD), leading to time away from shift or ship.
Effective management of the psychological impact of such events can minimise burn-out, stress, and the prevent the development of mental health problems down the line.
If you or your crew witness a critical incident at sea, Recall Recover can provide psychological first aid to help in the immediate aftermath of a marine casualty. We can support all crew by helping them to understand their post-incident stress reactions, then help to reduce emotional tension and enhance crew cohesion. Depending on the nature of the incident, you can access our support online, digitally or in-person.
Critical incident stress management
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) is a range of structured, evidence-based psychological first aid responses, to help support those involved in an untoward, critical incident.
We can provide CISM immediately after the incident using multiple approaches such as:
Advice and support available to senior shore staff and Masters
CISM Group interventions for crew/staff group involved in the incident (online, in-person on or near location)
One-to-one support for the people who are directly affected (online, in-person on or near location)
As well as providing immediate post-event support, Recall Recover can provide pre-trauma training to help your team prepare responses to critical incidents.