The vision of Re:fresh is to improve the health and wellbeing of the modern seafarer, and in turn reduce costs and risks onboard the vessel – making the ship a safer environment. The system is based on 16 of the most used health models globally and is translated into 21 maritime languages.
Physical wellness promotes proper care of the seafarers’ bodies for optimal health and functioning. Overall physical wellness encourages the balance of physical activity, nutrition and mental wellbeing to keep bodies in top condition. The crew will in turn sharpen their senses, create a safer vessel and improve the overall emotional wellness.
Spiritual wellness allows crew to be in tune with their spiritual selves. Spiritual wellness can be defined through various factors including religious faith, values, ethics and morals. Finding their spiritual wellness; crew will develop a harmony with their inner self and to the rest of the crew.
Re:fresh is a management tool tracking helth and wellbeing of seafaring crew through a systematic and holistic approach, emphasizing MLC objectives. Re:fresh is also part of Marine Benefits’ Loss Prevention Program; a service we offer for free to our clients.
Psychological wellness or emotional wellness inspires self-care, relaxation, stress reduction and the development of inner strength. It is important for the crew to be attentive to both positive and negative feelings and be able to understand how to handle these emotions. This type of wellbeing encourages autonomy and proper decision-making skills.
Social wellness refers to the relationships crew have and how they interact with others. Social wellness involves building healthy, nurturing and supportive relationships as well as fostering a genuine connection with those around them. Social wellness enables seafarers to create boundaries that encourage communication, trust and conflict management.