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The Peer Support Programme.
Trusted by real people, for real people, worldwide.
Born in response to the German Wings incident in 2015, aviation peer support programmes are now a regulatory requirement in Europe, and an invaluable addition to your organisational safety structure. The Talk to a Peer programme allows a uniquely collaborative approach, bringing together trained peers and mental health professionals. The external nature of the programme ensures that it sits outside of your organisational management, allowing for impartiality and trust.
Proudly Working Alongside...
I am passionate about working with our partnership organisations to build a culture of trust, with wellbeing and safety at the forefront. Talk To a Peer will support your business at all stages of it’s peer support journey and beyond if needed!
Peer Support Lead
Why Peer Support?
The importance of wellbeing and it’s impact on safety is clearly evidenced aviation. Peer support programmes have been in existence for many years producing notable success in addressing:
Daily life problems e.g, bereavement, relationships, financial.
Post incident trauma
Substance and alcohol abuse
Performance related issues
of pilots reported that they would not disclose a mental health issue to their employer.
of cabin crew reported moderate depression during the Covid-19 pandemic
1 in 6
of working-age adults have symptoms associated with mental ill health at any one time.
The Three Pillars of Talk to a Peer
Treat every organisation as a partner
We know that every operation is different, and we pride ourselves at being the most flexible peer support provider in the UK. This flexibility allows us to operate in multiple industries, gaining an understanding of the complexities of each and providing a bespoke solution to suit the uniqueness of each organisation.
Whatever your business the support we provide is directly from your industry, allowing for internal resilience building throughout that sector.
A ‘whole programme’ approach
The aim is to get the best help possible in the quickest time frame. Nearly 90% of all requests for support to Talk to a Peer can be resolved by a listening ear that understands the industry and the lifestyle it creates. When additional expert help is required we have a world leading team of Health Professionals who can be called upon, often in conjunction with existing EAP’s.
Our holistic model ensures that Peer support volunteers are looked after, mitigating the risks of secondary trauma and our training packages support a whole organisation approach, promoting a healthy and productive workplace.
Robust Corporate Governance and GDPR.
Good governance is core to the success of any organisation, but takes on an even more fundamental role in safety critical industries where protection is paramount. Our wellbeing advisory team includes regulatory experts, senior leaders and industry leading medical and health professionals to ensure the best support. We are very proud to be Cyber Essentials certified ensuring data is protected every step of the way.
A peer support programme you can trust
A wealth of experience and support networks
If you are not yet part of Talk to a Peer and would like to find out more about joining our collaborative partnership.