SHOAMP Scheme Participants

F-111 fuel tank maintenance workers, their families and other personnel employed at RAAF Base Amberley at the time of the F-111 deseal/reseal programs are eligible for VVCS services if they are a participant in the SHOAMP (Study of Health Outcomes in Aircraft Maintenance Personnel) scheme.

Common concerns

Common health and mental health concerns for SHOAMP participants and their families include:

  • Skin rashes; associated systemic conditions
  • Neurological conditions
  • Cancers
  • Depression
  • Anxiety including panic disorders and agoraphobia
  • Problems with anger control
  • Personality changes
  • Sleep disorders
  • Substance misuse

Further information on conditions typical for F-111 fuel tank maintenance workers.

VVCS counselling and group programs can make a positive difference in many of these areas. In addition, VVCS runs an F-111 specific Residential Lifestyle Management Program.