07 December 2017
The aviation industry must invest in its staff to give them the skills to understand, monitor and maintain their mental wellbeing, says a new position paper from the British Psychological Society.
"Commercial airline pilots are responsible for the safe carriage of thousands of people every day and the demand for air travel is predicted to double over the next 20 years."The aviation industry must invest in the wellbeing of their workforce to meet this demand and ensure safety is not compromised. It is very important that the application of psychology and the use of qualified psychologists is an integral part of that investment."The prevention and identification of mental health conditions before they lead to a crisis can be achieved if airlines implement high quality psychological monitoring and support and, where needed, assessment by qualified practitioners."
Earlier this week Professor Bor was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Read more about his honour and our aviation report in The Psychologist, our monthly magazine.