The aim of the Pilots Advisory Group (PAG) is to offer a listening ear, peer support, and if necessary, to refer the enquiring pilot to specialist assistance in connection with any personal, domestic, medical or professional matter which the enquirer may need assistance.
The PAG programme is available to Singapore Airlines and Silkair pilots, and not restricted to members of ALPA-S. With effect from December 2020, the programme will be available to all Singapore-based pilots.
In 2019, a new PAG logo was created by our very own peer support member. This logo incorporates the following elements:
We are volunteer members of ALPA-S.
We will provide peer support to enquiring pilots through compassionate listening.
We can assist in and support the plan to enable him/her to recover safely and soar to the skies again.
PAG is a group of pilots from all ranks and aircraft types. Each one is a volunteer who is committed to supporting the well-being of fellow crew members.
Pilots may experience personal difficulties with emotional or medical issues, workplace or family conflicts, professional or financial stress. Should the need arise for a lending ear in a caring and neutral manner, PAG is here for you.
PAG team members undertake training in peer support which emphasises reflective listening in an informal environment that is secure. Its strict commitment to confidentiality means that names and details remain between you and the peer supporter.
ARE YOU FINE?
Do a quick self check and if you notice any of these symptoms, call PAG.
Family and friends (I want to be alone all the time and feel like disconnecting from people close to me)
Intoxication (I feel dependent on a substance to feel good or normal and cope with everyday life)
Negativity (I constantly feel helpless and have low self-esteem)
Emptiness (I feel defeated and aimless, and question the purpose of life)
OUR PANEL ADVISORS SAY
Dr Francis Heng
Former Director/Clinical Advisor of SAF Counselling Centre
Every crisis is both a danger and an opportunity.
You cannot alter the precipitating event but you can influence the outcome.
Think positive, and you will find yourself an opportunity for self-growth, learning and resilience building.
Mr Raymond Tan,
C. Psychol., AFBPsS
Consultant Organizational Psychologist
Former VP at SIA
Former Head of Aviation Psychology in the RSAF
Where there is life
there is hope and
where there is hope there is life.
Ms Ching Pui Fun
A therapist with more than 18 years of counselling experience working with clients from diverse background, locally & overseas
Stay focused, keep strong, keep on walking!!!
Count your blessings.
There are rainbows after the rain amidst life's journey.
HISTORY OF PAG
Formed in the late 1990s by ALPA-S, the Pilot's Advisory Group (PAG) is an independent formalised body that provides caring and confidential peer support to all pilots, including non-union members. The positioning of PAG as an independent body essentially allows for a non-industrial and non-political peer support team.
MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS RESOURCES
AIRLINE ALCOHOL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME (AAMP)
SIA: Ops TCC 1490
Waves Skies: Educational Module on Airline Alcohol Management Programme (AAMP)
SAMARITANS OF SINGAPORE (SOS)
WOOP MY LIFE
PURPOSE+. A MEASURE OF WELLBEING
Click on DATA for wellness surveys.
GENERALISED ANXIETY & DISORDER ASSESSMENT (GAD-7)
THE PERMAH WELLBEING SURVEY
Are you ready to feel better? Our wellbeing matters.
WELLNESS & COUNSELLING SERVICES
CRISIS HELPLINES & SUICIDE PREVENTION
CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE RECOVERING SOUL
Ackerman, Robert (2010)
GROWN MEN DON'T CRY: OTHER MYTHS OF MENTAL ILLNESS
Wong Kim Eng, Rathi Mahendran (2006)
BEATING THE BLUES: GETTING A GRIP ON DEPRESSION
Chua Hong Choon (2006)
MIND MATTERS: HOW MINDSET CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Ang, Hwee Suan (2016)
THE ADDICTION SPECTRUM.
A COMPASSIONATE HOLISTIC APPROACH TO RECOVERY
Thomas, Paul (2018)
IMPROVING MENTAL HEALTH THROUGH SOCIAL SUPPORT:
BUILDING POSITIVE AND EMPOWERING RELATIONSHIPS
Leach, Jonathan (2015)
COPING WITH ANXIETY: TEN SIMPLE WAYS TO RELIEVE ANXIETY, FEAR, AND WORRY
Bourne, Edmond (2016)
Note: All these books and e-versions are available from the National Library. The NLB App is especially useful