Innovative Maritime Emotional Intelligence Center is a mental health research based center which promotes mental health wellness and awareness at sea, whilst integrating corporate social responsibility in the shipping industry. The center has selected social psychologists, educational psychologists, clinical psychologists, and psychiatrists, in order to collect data and analyze them in favor of providing high quality strategies, techniques and training to the maritime industry. Our focus is to prevent incidents onboard, assure Safety, address mental health issues, reduce costs, and control & manage risks.
Psychological health is important with respect to how we function and adapt, and also with respect to whether our lives are satisfying and productive. In a highly demanding seafarer work environment, it can play a key role in the well-being of an individual as well as the overall group culture, group morale, job performance, team cohesiveness, and team performance, with dire consequences such as an increased risk for accidents, decreased alertness, poor performance, and hazy decision making, and sets the ground for economic loss. Overall, mental health is a social issue, and given the extended time and restricted conditions of persons living onboard, it can impact everyone.