Lesson series (CAD008)

Understanding Isolation

This course emphasises the significance of isolation experienced onboard a vessel and offers strategies to foster social integration
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Course Information


This is an information & Awareness Course


A stable internet is required for parts of this course


This course is presented in English

Skill Level

All skill levels 

Flag Classification

Not Required



Course Description

In this course, participants will explore the unique challenges of isolation experienced onboard vessels and learn practical strategies to cultivate social connection and well-being while at sea. Through case studies, participants will gain insight into the psychological and emotional effects of prolonged isolation and discover effective ways to maintain social integration and support networks. Topics covered include understanding the impact of isolation on mental health, fostering team cohesion, utilising communication technologies, and promoting a positive onboard culture. 

Course Sections

  • Understanding the impact of isolation

  • Coping strategies for isolation

  • Developing social communication techniques

  • Understanding the different vessel types and how this effects onboard socialising

  • Exploring Maslovs Hierarchy of needs, 

Learning Objectives

Learning Objective 1

A good understanding how isolation can affect a persons well being

Learning Objective 2

A basic understanding of the various coping strategies for isolation

Learning Objective 3

An understanding of Maslow's needs and how this effects shipboard life

Learning Objective 4

An ability to develop social strategies within a community

Learning Objective 5

A good understanding of the support networks available to deal with isolation

Learning Objective 6

Knowledge of how to create positive cultures within a shipboard community 

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