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MAYDAY-SA 24 HOUR EMERGENCY HELPLINE:
012-333-6000 ASK FOR MAYDAY
In the aviation industry, nobody relates to your responsibilities, pressures and crises more than your peers.
Those of us at Mayday-SA are here for you 24/7/365.
WHEN WE CALL A MAYDAY
“The only constant is change” as they say in aviation, and never truer than now as we find ourselves living in troubling and stressful times, surrounded by uncertainty. Topping these societal stresses is our Industry which is so drastically and hugely affected by the turmoil of recent months and weeks, and now exacerbated by the national and global impact of COVID-19. These exceptional phenomena may leave us battling to cope.
In aviation, the term ‘Mayday’ is used in emergencies. `It’s a word you may have heard but maybe never had to use. Its function is to alert all who hears it, that assistance is needed, so that while you are dealing with the emergency, other services are coming alongside to assist and smooth your way.
WHAT CAN WE CONTROL
The impact on our jobs and daily life due to the drastic changes and the unknown are travelling faster than the coronvirus itself. One feels one’s heart beating faster as you open the latest communication from your airline or operator. If your brain doesn’t know what’s around the corner, it can’t keep you out of harm’s way. When certainty is questioned, your stress response goes haywire.
Focus on what you can control.
CALL US ANY TIME OF THE DAY OR NIGHT, IF YOU NEED HELP COPING AFTER:
- Accident or incident;
- A significant operational event;
- Failed line check;
- Death of family or friend;
- Victim of crime;
- Relationship or family issues;
- Industrial stress;
- Life/career crisis;
- Major illness affecting aviation medical;
- Any other issue that affects you as an individual, and/or your work.
Request to speak to a Mayday-SA peer. Staff will ensure that a Mayday-SA Peer Volunteer will call you back within a 6 hour window.
When calling, be ready with this vital information:
Your name, your contact number, and basic reason for your call (include as much other information as you feel comfortable disclosing)