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The Peer Support Programme.
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When mental health difficulties arise engineers can be vulnerable to errors and a loss in productivity which can have a detrimental effect on safety. Research suggests that many engineers find it difficult to talk to their manager or colleagues about adverse life events and poor mental health. Peer support can provide a means to reach out to someone who understands the stresses of the industry.
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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?
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
of engineering staff have taken time off work as a result of emotional or mental health problems
1 in 6
of working-age adults have symptoms associated with mental ill health at any one time.
of engineers in the UK describe their mental health as only “fair” or “poor” in a 2018 report.
The Three Pillars of Peer Support
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