Sailors’ Society publishes landmark report on cadet wellness


A pioneering in-depth report on cadets has been launched by international maritime charity Sailors’ Society. Publication of the report follows on the charity’s series of global wellness and mental health conferences designed exclusively for cadets, which were held in 2021-22.

Sailors’ Society says ‘Passport to the Future: Investing in Cadets Today’ is the first report of its kind. Using exclusive and wide-reaching data collected during the organisation’s three global cadet conferences last year, which attracted nearly 5,000 cadet registrations, this report provides insight into the minds of Generation Z cadets.

It reveals intriguing regional differences between cadets in different parts of the world and highlights the fears and motivations of the next generation of seafarers and future leaders.

Sailors’ Society CEO Sara Baade (pictured) said: “This report is a first step in hearing the voices of cadets, rather than listening to those who talk about cadets.

“Developing wellbeing solutions for the industry and specifically for cadets must be based on reliable and relevant data and this report will serve as a beacon. It provides insight that can shape future work in seafarer wellness and mental health throughout the maritime industry.”

The report builds on Sailors’ Society’s pioneering wellness training and support programme, described as the most comprehensive and long running in the maritime industry. The charity has had a focus on cadets over the past few years as part of its circle of care that encompasses the whole of a seafarer’s career.

The report can be downloaded from the charity’s website Sailors Society (