Symbiotics is giving away mental wellbeing assessments to airline pilots in support of Mental Health Awareness Week, 13-19 May 2019.
Symbiotics hopes this will help to further the conversation around mental health and help individuals to identify if they may be struggling with a mental health issue.
Symbiotics will provide MHS’ MindQ, a clinically validated mental wellbeing risk assessment, free of charge during mental health week, up to a maximum of 250 licenses.
MindQ is a short online assessment that takes 10-15 minutes to complete and helps to identify those at risk of mental ill-health.
The assessment covers a range of issues that can impact an individual’s mental wellbeing including looking at Emotional Satisfaction (Job, Material, Personal), Anxiety, Depression, Stress coping, Drugs and Alcohol.
Symbiotics’ Chief Occupational Psychologist, Karen Moore, said, “With the EASA changes to mandate Pilot Psychological evaluations, we are seeing some airlines starting to put in place peer support programmes and looking to raise awareness of mental health to normalise the conversation.
“A recent survey we undertook of pilots shows there is still a significant way to go in the industry implementing solutions to identify those a risk of suffering from mental health conditions.
“We see the need to identify issues early as critical to enable people to get the right help as soon as possible and keep people in work.
“MindQ has been in use by Symbiotics for the last six months and we have data from almost 500 pilots that show during the feedback sessions, MindQ to be an excellent indicator of an individual’s mental state.”
By offering these assessments free of charge including, where appropriate, a feedback telephone conversation with one of our psychologists, Symbiotics hopes pilots will start to talk about the subject of mental health more openly. All conversations and assessment findings being treated in strictest confidence, with no information being disclosed to a third party.
If you are a pilot and would like to take MindQ mental wellbeing risk assessment for free, visit the Symbiotics website here to get your licence code. This offer is only open to the first 250 pilots to get in touch.