Dear colleagues,

thank you very much for taking part in this Europe-wide survey on mental health support for professional pilots, which is part of a MSc project at the City University of London. First, please do not be put off by the term `mental health´ used in the academic field (see definition below). A more common terminology in aviation would be `mental fitness´ or `mental well-being´.

This survey has been set up to gather the opinion of flight crew members related to mental health support. The author feels that this has not been studied sufficiently in the research to date. Adjustments can only be achieved, if the needs of pilots are heard. Therefore, your opinion is important to reflect the view of pilots in the study.

The survey should not take longer than 10 minutes (25 questions). Please complete the whole survey, so your opinion can be counted in.

Please be assured that all answers will be treated anonymously.

Your support is highly appreciated! Thank you very much!


Definition of mental health: ` Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.´(WHO, 2016)

WHO (2016) Mental health: strengthening our response. [Online] Available from [Accessed 24 February 2018]