EASA WELCOMES NEW RULES ON MENTAL FITNESS OF AIRCREW

We at Mayday-SA are delighted at the news that the EU has published new rules mandating operators to better support the mental fitness of aircrew.

MAYDAY-SA HOLDS THIRD INITIAL PEER TRAINING

The Mayday-SA training team kicked off the third Initial Peer training with an open day for industry.  We invited guests from across the aviation sector, including operations managers and staff, aviation doctors, CAA inspectors from the Accident Investigation Division, ATNS and IFATCA representatives, and guests from Kenya and Namibia.

The speakers at the open day presented information on Mayday-SA, how it started, how it operates, and the need for peer support in the aviation industry. In addition, the guests were introduced to the basic skill of active listening, one of the elements that peers need in their toolbox of skills in order to help others.

The guests were also treated to a demonstration presented by two long-serving member of the peer team, Andre Kluyts and Koketso Ramokolo, who showed off their skills in active listening.

The day was enjoyed by all, and the industry role players left with a better understanding of the need for peer support, and exactly what Mayday-SA can offer.

 

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.

COPING WITH CHANGE AND HANDLING STRESS IN AN UNCERTAIN INDUSTRY.

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)

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