Seafit Programme

Seafit Programme

Seafit Programme

Seafit Programme

Seafit Programme
Seafit Programme
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SeaFit Health Awareness Event

Join us on 24th and 25th June for our SeatFit Health Awareness event in the Sea Cadets Building, Peterhead.

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Wellbeing for Fishermen and their Families

Live Life Aberdeenshire are working in partnership to improve the health and wellbeing of fishermen and their families.

The Seafit Programme is a UK wide joint initiative run by the Fishermen's Mission and Seafarer's Hospital Society. It's aim is to deliver sustainable improvements in the health and wellbeing of active and retired fishermen and their families.

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Our Live Life Aberdeenshire Healthy Lifestyle Advisor is based in the North East of Scotland. This role is to support mental and physical health improvements and to ensure there is availability for appropriate treatment, resources and help both at the harbourside and within the local community. 

You can access the following advice from the harbourside:

  • Mental health support
  • Physiotherapy
  • Dental care
  • Healthy eating advice
  • Physical activity
  • Help to stop smoking
  • Alcohol and drug support
  • Sexual health

Get in touch with Catriona

Phone: 07436 020165


Seafit Programme Enquiry Form


Image reads "want to quite smoking" with SeaFit programme logo.

Working at sea can make it challenging to access healthcare and support services such as smoking cessation on a regular basis.

Smoking is a significant health issue in Scotland and a leading cause of preventable ill health, premature death, and disability.
Giving up smoking is an extremely difficult thing to do, even for those who want to, without access to regular support.

The SeaFit Programme is working in partnership with Public Health Scotland on a pilot project which offers fishermen who would like to quit smoking the opportunity to trial the use of a smoking cessation app.

This free app will offer flexible support 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week so you can access it at a time which suits working patterns and being at sea.

  • A quit smoking programme in your pocket.
  • Stop smoking advisors on hand 24/7.
  • Expert led chat groups which you can take part in or simply watch.
  • Information on how long you have been smoke free, how your health is improving, how much money you are saving and more.
  • Guidance for managing cravings and withdrawal, being around other smokers, dealing with difficult situations, using medications, recovering from lapses and adhering to the not-a-puff rule.
  • Support from a community of other quitters.

We are looking to recruit up to 20 fishermen who would like to quit smoking and offer them the chance to trial the app over a period of 12 weeks.

The trial will involve registering with the smoking cessation service at a local pharmacy close to harbourside where you will receive information & guidance about using the app.

Participation will be on a first come first serve basis as spaces are limited.

If you would like more information or to register your interest, please contact Catriona (Healthy Lifestyle Advisor).


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Free physiotherapy for all working seafarers 

Poster image reads: Free Physiotherapy for all working seafarers. Suffering from aches and pains? Sick of feeling rough? Time to do something about it!

What's on offer?

  • FREE Physiotherapy for all working
    fishermen and merchant seafarers.
  • COMPREHENSIVE Treatment for
    pain and advice on injury prevention.
  • LOCAL Available at a physiotherapy
    clinic near you.
  • CONVENIENT You’ll be seen as a
    matter of priority.

Get advice and support

Connect PhysioLine - 0191 247 5000

Peterhead Physiotherapy - 07814 545 430 / 01779 474 381 /

Dental Referral Service for Fishermen

Call for an appointment and say you are a fisherman.

Unless you are in one of the groups entitled to
free NHS dental treatment you will be required
to pay 80% of the cost of your NHS dental
treatment up to a maximum of £384 per course
of treatment. More information can be found here:

Where: Faithlie Dental Centre
Lochpots Road
AB43 9NF

Tel: 0345 45 65 990 between 08:05 - 18:00 Monday to Friday. (111 outside of normal operational hours - Evenings, Weekends and Public Holidays)

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