Isca Wellbeing Ltd are setting the standard for seafarer mental health training, becoming the first company to be given MNTB recognition and UK Chamber of Shipping endorsement for their 2-day Seafarer Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing course.

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Isca Wellbeing Ltd is the first company to receive Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) recognition for their new Seafarer Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing course based on the new MNTB, Maritime Charities Group (MCG) Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing Training Standard.

Commenting on the award, John Burden, Managing Director of Isca Wellbeing said:

“We're absolutely delighted to have gained recognition from the Merchant Navy Training Board and endorsement from the UK Chamber of Shipping for this course. As part of the recognition process, we delivered pilot courses across 4 time zones, to seafarers, crew managers and company trainers, from all the major commercial and passenger shipping sectors. The feedback from the course attendees, from each sector, has been incredible, which is testament to the excellent work done by the MNTB and the Maritime Charities Group in developing the training standard on which the course is based, and credit to our brilliant mental health trainers. We are proud to be the first company to offer this course, and look forward to commencing the important work of educating seafarers, cadets and industry professionals on mental health and how to look after their wellbeing, whether at sea or on dry land.”

Welcoming the news, Director of the MNTB, Kathryn Neilson, said:

“We are delighted that Isca Wellbeing have been awarded recognition for their new course. When the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) and the Maritime Charities Group (MCG) developed the Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing Training Course, we were very keen to encourage companies to adopt the criteria to build a great programme. Isca Wellbeing have done just that. The standard has been adopted to enable Isca Wellbeing to provide candidates with the tools to manage their own mental health, and that of their co-workers.  We look forward to seeing many seafarers sign up to this great course.”

The MNTB Recognition Scheme provides an independent verification for quality training delivered through gold standard training centres. The criteria requires the Training Company to provide evidence that the specified course meets an identified industry need; has been effectively constructed and demonstrates exemplary standards in delivery, management and quality assurance.



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Working at sea is an incredible occupation – but for crew suffering from poor mental health it can be challenging, and those supporting the crew on land often deal with complex situations, happening thousands of miles away, having not attended any relevant training.

This can negatively impact safety and performance onboard.

We work with shipping companies and seafarers to improve crew wellbeing and enhance ship operations.

Our services include...

  • UK Chamber of Shipping Endorsed & Merchant Navy Training Board Recognised 2-day Seafarer Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing Training Courses

  • Weekly Seafarer Mental Health Training & Support Videos

  • Corporate Wellbeing Programme

  • Specialist & Corporate Consultation

  • Specialist Workshops & Webinars

  • Coaching & Therapy


A very good course... the delivery and presentation were excellent.

The course sensitised me to the subject of mental health and encourage me to have a more detailed look at behaviour and symptoms.

Joern Clodius - Training Director - Marlow Navigation