Mental Health Support Solutions wins Industry Partner Award at CrewConnect


Mental Health Support Solutions is delighted to have been announced winner of the Industry Partner Award at the Seatrade Maritime Crew Connect Global Awards 2023.

The award is testament to the efforts of the entire company over the past 18 months when they have been supporting Ukrainian Seafarers. Taking the lead on this was Alexander Dimitrevich, Lead Consultant and Chief Operating Officer of MHSS Eastern Europe. His team has undertaken more than 1,500 interviews and assessments to check for symptoms of stress, posttraumatic stress, and other related consequences of war.

Furthermore, between March and July 2022 the team held psychological support meetings with over 500 Ukrainian seafarers and their families, helping them to build resilience. But there are benefits for the wider seafaring community as well as the work has provided valuable insight into how seafarers can develop psychological strength and how shipping companies can support them.

Accepting the award on behalf of MHSS were Jannik Grothues (pictured, centre) , Managing Director, who was joined by Veronika Cernakova, Head of Communications, and Stella Kiss (far right), Clinical Psychologist. The official statement from the company emphasised that the award was only achieved through the efforts of Alexander and his team, along with partner companies who made this work so beneficial for the Ukrainian seafarers and their families. It also stressed that MHSS is dedicated to the wellbeing and psychological support of all maritime workers, both on and offshore, helping to establish a culture of care throughout the industry.