Fathom: getting below the surface of the UK fishing industry.

Fathom 5: Let's get SeaFit

March 02, 2020 Season 1 Episode 5
Fathom: getting below the surface of the UK fishing industry.
Fathom 5: Let's get SeaFit
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Fathom: getting below the surface of the UK fishing industry.
Fathom 5: Let's get SeaFit
Mar 02, 2020 Season 1 Episode 5

Fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world.  It takes its toll physically and mentally on the body and yet there is no occupational support for fishermen to access. The work is tough and the hours are long so getting home in time to make an appointment is almost impossible. 

The SeaFit Programme has found a new way to help get fishermen fit and healthy, and help them stay that way. The programme was set up because fishermen find it difficult to make and keep pre-booked health appointments, they can't plan for time off because the weather, tides and fish locations often dictate when they need to be out at sea.

SeaFit is a joint initiative, set up between the Fishermen’s Mission and the Seafarers Hospital Society, with funding from Seafarers UK. In addition to the main partners, SeaFit also works with local GPs, opticians, health professionals and charitable organisations.

If you would like any health and wellbeing support please get in contact. All the contact details can be found below.

In Cornwall?

Call Hazel to get healthy lifestyle advice on 07753 460 957 (you can text too) or email: hazel.smith@cornwall.gov.uk

Call Ceri from Fairwinds about mental health support you can reach her on 01736 366 224 or email: fairwinds781@outlook.com

Outside Cornwall? 

If you are outside of Cornwall and would like to be connected to a programme near you please call Carol Elliott, SeaFit Project Manager pdmseafit@fishermensmission.org.uk or 07486 319621.

Events coming up
Health and wellbeing events for fishermen and their families.

  • 14th May  Newhaven

Provisional dates

  • 5 & 6 May or 12 & 13 May Bridlington
  • 7th to 18th September Cornwall/Devon
  • End September Kilkeel and Ardglass
  • End October North Shields
  • In Peterhead, SeaFit will have a new Health Trainer service set up starting in March.

Please follow @GetSeaFit on Twitter for regular updates. 

Want to speak to someone about your mental health?

Big White Wall provides online support 24/7 in a safe, supportive and anonymous environment. Services include access to trained counsellors, a support network, self-help materials and one to one therapy.

You can access the BWW service straight away and it only takes a few minutes – just click on one of the links below. They go to a very short questionnaire that all potential users are asked to complete. Please be assured it is entirely anonymous.

GET SUPPORT HERE 

Support the show (https://www.seafarers.uk/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw7qn1BRDqARIsAKMbHDZJUvawq90oigSKfM7JnjhgzThGXfui8JHzk1SnepwZn1dOTjTUIaUaAjriEALw_wcB)

Show Notes

Fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world.  It takes its toll physically and mentally on the body and yet there is no occupational support for fishermen to access. The work is tough and the hours are long so getting home in time to make an appointment is almost impossible. 

The SeaFit Programme has found a new way to help get fishermen fit and healthy, and help them stay that way. The programme was set up because fishermen find it difficult to make and keep pre-booked health appointments, they can't plan for time off because the weather, tides and fish locations often dictate when they need to be out at sea.

SeaFit is a joint initiative, set up between the Fishermen’s Mission and the Seafarers Hospital Society, with funding from Seafarers UK. In addition to the main partners, SeaFit also works with local GPs, opticians, health professionals and charitable organisations.

If you would like any health and wellbeing support please get in contact. All the contact details can be found below.

In Cornwall?

Call Hazel to get healthy lifestyle advice on 07753 460 957 (you can text too) or email: hazel.smith@cornwall.gov.uk

Call Ceri from Fairwinds about mental health support you can reach her on 01736 366 224 or email: fairwinds781@outlook.com

Outside Cornwall? 

If you are outside of Cornwall and would like to be connected to a programme near you please call Carol Elliott, SeaFit Project Manager pdmseafit@fishermensmission.org.uk or 07486 319621.

Events coming up
Health and wellbeing events for fishermen and their families.

  • 14th May  Newhaven

Provisional dates

  • 5 & 6 May or 12 & 13 May Bridlington
  • 7th to 18th September Cornwall/Devon
  • End September Kilkeel and Ardglass
  • End October North Shields
  • In Peterhead, SeaFit will have a new Health Trainer service set up starting in March.

Please follow @GetSeaFit on Twitter for regular updates. 

Want to speak to someone about your mental health?

Big White Wall provides online support 24/7 in a safe, supportive and anonymous environment. Services include access to trained counsellors, a support network, self-help materials and one to one therapy.

You can access the BWW service straight away and it only takes a few minutes – just click on one of the links below. They go to a very short questionnaire that all potential users are asked to complete. Please be assured it is entirely anonymous.

GET SUPPORT HERE 

Support the show (https://www.seafarers.uk/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw7qn1BRDqARIsAKMbHDZJUvawq90oigSKfM7JnjhgzThGXfui8JHzk1SnepwZn1dOTjTUIaUaAjriEALw_wcB)