In this issue of Sea Change we look at how you can make your boat safer, report back on the recent ‘Smart Coastal Areas’ conference held in Ireland, take a look at the invaluable work of the Seafarers Hospital Society and also give you a quick glimpse of life at Newlyn Harbour.
Make Your Boat Safer
There’s still funding available for to help make both you and your boat safer at Sea. We’ve put together a short video to help give you some ideas.
To find out more about how we can help you, visit our website or call us on 01736 362782.
Seafood Cornwall Training is running a new project working with fishermen on all aspects of sea safety. Clive Palfrey has joined the SCT Team as Safety Adviser to work closely with fishermen throughout Cornwall with the aim to improve safety knowledge and share good practice and solutions. Funding to deliver this project is thanks to Seafarers UK, and EU Funding through Cornwall & Isles of Scilly FLAG.
Find out more here.
Each month we bring you a little glimpse of port life around the UK. We start this month with our home port Newlyn.
We’d love you to make a one minute video about showing life in your port for us to feature in our newsletter. Send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can download the Glimpse app for your phone here.
Smart Coastal Areas Conference
Our Fishing Animateur Amy Thurtle attended and presented at FARNET's 8th transnational seminar 2-4 April 2019 in Bantry, Ireland.
The seminar was an opportunity for FLAG managers to explore ways in which their FLAG areas can become “smarter” by doing things differently and investing in imaginative ideas to tackle existing challenges.
It was also be a chance to reflect on how to work towards smarter strategies for the future.
Amy said ‘the conference was a great chance for FLAG representatives to share best practice.’
Click here for more information from FARNET about the event.
A long-established maritime charity, the Seafarers Hospital Society is dedicated to meeting the health, welfare and advice needs of seafarers, both active and retired, and their families.
They provide support to seafarers and their dependants to access a range of services, from physiotherapy to counselling, hospital care to respite.
Life at sea is tough and fishermen need to keep fit and healthy to stay in work. But that can be challenging at times, which is where the Seafarers Hospital Society comes in. Much of what they do is aimed at helping seafarers to get healthy and stay healthy, so they can continue to work at sea or lead a more comfortable life on shore or in retirement.
Seafarers Hospital Society offer a wide range of support, including:
Grants: For emergencies or when money is short. They cover anything from stairlifts to washing machines, mobility scooters and respite care to help with funeral costs as well as help with essential debts. Find out more here.
Physiotherapy: Free fast track physiotherapy, is provided quickly and locally through a national network of providers. To find out more about services in Cornwall, Plymouth and Brixham, call Harbourside Physiotherapy on 01736 366 224, or get your local physiotherapy team contact details here. For all other areas, we use a nationwide network called Connect. Call them on Connect PhysioLine on 0191 247 5000 for an initial assessment.
Big White Wall: Free access to Big White Wall, a confidential mental health and wellbeing service available 24/7 online, including face-to-face counselling. You can sign up for free here.
Free Citizens Advice service for seafarers: The Seafarers’ Advice and Information Line (SAIL) is a specialist Citizens Advice service for all seafarers. SAIL provides free, confidential and impartial advice and information on a wide range of issues from welfare benefits to housing and employment. To speak to an adviser call 0800 160 1842 or email email@example.com
The Dreadnought: The Dreadnought offers priority medical treatment for seafarers, including acces to a dentist. It’s based at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London and is supported by the Society in a number of ways. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7188 2049.
Self-help guides: A number of health-related self-help guides are available, including Get Fit, Look Good, Feel Good – a fitness book for seafarers, and Fisherman – a health manual for fishermen. Find out more here or call and they can send you as many as you need.
SeaFit: The SeaFit Programme is a joint initiative from the Seafarers Hospital Society and the Fishermen’s Mission, working in partnership to deliver sustainable improvements in the health and wellbeing of fishermen and their families around the UK. Funded by Seafarers UK, the SeaFit Programme started in July 2018 and will run until the end of 2020.
The Programme covers numerous aspects of mental and physical health and wellbeing and provides a range of services direct to the community completely free of charge. This includes:
Health checks at the harbourside
Health trainers in the community
Dental checks with some initial treatment
Access to mental health and wellbeing support to complement Big White Wall
Development of a network of physiotherapists trained to meet the specific needs of fishermen, initially in Cornwall and Devon
In Cornwall, especially Newlyn, fishermen and their families can benefit from all these services! Find out more here https://seahospital.org.uk/seafit-programme/ or contact Programme Manager Carol Elliott on 07486 319621
If you have any questions about the work of the Society, please call 020 8858 3696, or email email@example.com
Seafarers' Advice & Information Line is the Citizens Advice service just for seafarers.Contact us for free advice on benefits, debt, housing and much more.
Phone 0800 160 1842 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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