days until our Collective Agreement expires, we are preparing, we are united and we will make change.

Continuation of Support Meetings With Dr. Johanna O’Flaherty

It is with great pleasure that your EAP committee is able to announce the continuation of our support meetings with Dr. Johanna O’Flaherty.

Date: June 18, 2024
Time: 12:00 EDT

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Meeting ID: 847 1262 9286
Passcode: 421383

We are left with the aftermath of the pandemic, and mental health struggles are still on the rise. As frontline workers who need to be the face forward of the airline, where does that leave us?

Who is here for us?
Where do we stand?
How are we managing?

For the airline industry, the pandemic was disastrous, not only on the ground but also in the air. As frontline workers, cabin crew faced many challenges, often maintaining a smile under the worn protective safety gear. We maneuvered through our workspace while also grappling with worries about our health, job security, and the well-being of our loved ones and those close to us.

Now, as we continue to navigate these turbulent times, the question remains:

Who supports the supporters?

How do we, as the frontline face of the airline, manage our own well-being amidst ongoing stress and uncertainty? It’s crucial for us to find the resources, support systems, and coping strategies to take care of our mental health as we move forward together.

Dr. Johanna O’Flaherty

Dr. O’Flaherty has had a love story for the aviation world since the late 70’s. Johanna was originally a Flight Attendant with Pan American Airlines and went on to develop and manage their Employee Assistance Program for the next 20 years.

In the past 25 years, Johanna has been a catalyst for healing through many traumatic situations. During her career, she’s had the privilege to assist directly with the aftermath of major airline disasters, such as Pan Am Flight 103, 911 in New York, and TWA’s flight 800 near Long Island.

She has recently assisted First Responders and Last Responders, in the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting.

Johanna was also the Vice President of Treatment Services at the Betty Ford Center and has dedicated her life’s work to focusing on the correlation between traumatic situations, addiction, and healing. She is also a certified instructor from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation and has been featured on ABC, NBC, MSNBC, and CNN.

Johanna is a psychologist, author, consultant and keynote speaker. She’s also just published her memoirs.

Most importantly though, Johanna has been a personal friend, a huge advocate, and an immense supporter of our group of Cabin Crews.

Please join us and check in for an hour!

Your EAP – Cabin Crew-Peer Assistance Committee

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