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 health and mental health concerns for SHOAMP participants and their families include:
- Skin rashes; associated systemic conditions
- Neurological conditions
- 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.