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The Peer Support Programme.
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Homesickness, long distance relationships and fatigue are common issues encountered in the maritime industry. The stigma surrounding mental health and worries about job security can mean that sea farers are less likely to ask for psychological support. Studies have shown that mental health can deteriorate during long spells at sea. Peer support allows those that have poor mental health to reach out to a trained, trusted and understanding individual in a similar role.
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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
It is estimated that a quarter of seafarers suffer with depression at any one time
of those working at sea have experienced symptoms of anxiety when at work
of shipping workers have had recent thoughts of suicide or self-harm according to one study.
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.