The Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund (MNOPF) has launched a wellbeing programme to help members and their families during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The multi-employer scheme's 30,000 members will be given help dealing with the issues of self-isolation, nutrition, and mental health in the programme, which will be delivered through a series of weekly webinars over the next three months, provided by Wellbeing People.
The fund says it will be giving members the opportunity to ask questions, along with "access to sound practical advice".
MNOPF chair of trustees Rory Murphy said: "These are truly extraordinary times with every section of society facing its own challenges and as a pension fund, we believe that we have a responsibility not only to ensure that pensions are paid, but also to reach out and provide support to our pensioner members so that they can maintain good physical and mental health.
"Our aim is to improve people's health, equip them to deal with the lockdown, and prepare them for whatever the future might hold."
The launch of the wellbeing programme comes amid a busy year for the trustees of the £3bn fund, which most recently secured £1.6bn of members' pension benefits through a buy-in transaction with Pension Insurance Corporation in February.
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