External Resources

A wealth of experience and support networks

Our aim is to offer signposting solutions to help our peers support pilots. The KURA™ team offers an impressive wealth of experience in supporting roles from across the aviation training and airline industries.

We update this list regularly.

Al-Anon

Al-Anon

Al-Anon – Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. For some of our members, the wounds still run deep, even if their loved one may no longer be a part of their lives or has died. https://www.al-anonuk.org.uk/

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous – is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop drinking. 0800 9177650 www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

BALPA

BALPA

BALPA  – Pilots believe the biggest problem is the stigma attached to mental health problems. The aviation industry needs to bring these issues out in to the open so those who are suffering are not driven underground. We believe that with the correct monitoring, support and treatment people who have suffered mental health issues like stress and depression can often return to work.  https://www.balpa.org/Positions/Pilot-Mental-Health

Bullying UK

Bullying UK

Bullying UK – This service is part of the charity Family lives that offers information, advice and a helpline (both telephone and web chat) for parents and young people who are being bullied.  http://www.bullying.co.uk/

CAA

CAA

CAA – Aeromedical examiner section. Various documents for download.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau – Online free advice from Citizens Advice to help you find a way forward, whatever the problem. Our research enables us to campaign on issues affecting people’s lives.​Available to help with all manners of financial and legal issues  www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Depression

Depression

Depression – A decision aid from the NHS to assist people in making decisions about treatment options for depression.  http://sdm.rightcare.nhs.uk/pda/depression/

Gamblers Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous –  A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to do the same. www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

GamCare

GamCare

GamCare – Free Support and Counselling GamCare is the leading national provider of information, advice, support and free counselling for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling. Our expert services are confidential and non-judgemental. www.gamcare.org.uk or 0808 8020 133

Gingerbread

Gingerbread

Gingerbread – We want to improve single parents’ lives, through championing the voices and needs of single parent families and providing effective support services. Whatever success looks like to a single parent – a healthy family, a flexible job, stable finances or a chance to study – our mission is to work to make it happen.  https://www.gingerbread.org.uk/

Headspace

Headspace

Headspace – Headspace is an online resource which promotes mindfulness and practical meditation techniques by web resources and podcast. Widely used within the pilot community it can help with a wide range of scenarios, including sleep and resilience. www.headspace.com/

HELPDIRECT

HELPDIRECT

HELPDIRECT – 24 hour telephone counselling support and guidance on legal, financial, tax, debt counselling, stress & emotional counselling, health, wellbeing & family issues. 0800 195 6999 outside UK +44 141 271 7188

The Hub of Hope

The Hub of Hope

The Hub of Hope – is the world’s first of its kind mental health database bringing grassroots and national mental health services together in one place for the first time ever. Using the location of web browser or mobile devices, the cloud-based web application allows anyone, anywhere to find the nearest source of support for any mental health issue, from depression and anxiety to PTSD and suicidal thoughts, as well as providing a ‘talk now’ button connecting users directly to the Samaritans.  https://hubofhope.co.uk

Make Birth Better

Make Birth Better

Make Birth Better – is a unique collective of parents and professionals dedicated to reducing the life-changing impact of birth trauma.  The Make Birth Better network aims to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of birth trauma through clinically-led education, campaigning and research. https://www.makebirthbetter.org/

Mind

Mind

Mind – Mind is a UK based charity which aims to provide support and advice for all mental health problems. Mind is a great resource and provides immediate advice and support.www.mind.org

MoodGYM

MoodGYM

MoodGYM – An internet-based therapy program designed to prevent depression in young people although people who are older may find it helpful. It includes assessments of anxiety and depression, thought patterns, life-event stress, parental relationships, and pleasant event scheduling.  http://moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous – NA is a completely voluntary organisation. Membership is open to anyone with a drug problem seeking help, regardless of what drug or combination of drugs have been used, and irrespective of age, sex, religion, race, creed or class. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using drugs. 0300 999 1212 www.ukna.org

Terrence Higgins Trust

Terrence Higgins Trust

Terrence Higgins Trust are the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity.

The aims we’ve set out in our Bold Ambitions strategy are to:

  • contribute to the end of HIV transmissions and improve sexual health
  • support people living with and affected by HIV and poor sexual health
  • ensure that the voices of people affected by HIV are heard.

We do this by supporting people living with HIV and ensure their voices are heard, providing testing services for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and helping the people using our services to achieve good sexual health.  https://www.tht.org.uk/

The Cybersmile Foundation

The Cybersmile Foundation

The Cybersmile Foundation – The charity for people who are being cyber bullied.  http://www.cybersmile.org/

The Royal College of Psychiatrists

The Royal College of Psychiatrists

The Royal College of Psychiatrists – Publishes factsheets, leaflets and books for the general public (including children and young people) on common mental health problems, psychiatric treatments and stigma. Some of these are also available in other languages. www.rcpsych.ac.uk

Together UK

Together UK

Together UK – The UK’s oldest community mental health charity working to help people deal with the personal and practical impacts of mental health issues.  http://www.together-uk.org

YoungMinds

YoungMinds

YoungMinds – The UK’s only national charity committed to improving the mental health and emotional well-being of all children and young people. The website offers information for young people, parents and professionals.  http://www.youngminds.org.uk/

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