Multi Airline Peer Support (MAPS)
What is peer support?
Peer support systems for pilots and their relatives have been in existence for several years producing notable success in addressing:
- performance related issues
- substance and alcohol abuse
- post incident trauma
- daily life problems e.g. domestic, bereavement, financial etc
Peer Support Systems are now taking on an expanded role in the mental health arena following the crash of German Wings flight 9525 and a renewed interest in Mental Health First Aid in the workplace.
Could MAPS peer support help me?
Peer support improves wellbeing and promotes positive mental health, through signposting to professional services, via an approachable and relatable medium.
Peer Support can:
- help you to open-up about what you are feeling and experiencing
- provide the tools to enable you to self-report an issue that is bothering you without fear of it impacting your career or progression in the company
- introduce you to ideas and approaches that others have found helpful
- reassure you that you’re not alone in how you are feeling
- help you to connect with others and give you a sense of belonging
- encourage you to value your strengths
- build your self-esteem and confidence
- help you to feel more hopeful about the future
- help protect your well-being and livelihood by decreasing time you might need to take off from flying
- give you a non-judgemental space to receive support.