Why Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds?
Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds Foundation exists to promote the prevention and understanding of mental health issues that exist across the road transport and logistics industries in Australia.
The overarching aim of the Foundation is to build a psychologically safe, healthy and thriving working environment for truck drivers, distribution centre and warehouse staff, and other road transport industry members.
By facilitating and coordinating an industry-wide strategy for best practice psychological safety, wellbeing and physical health, we endeavour to support all operators nationally, regardless of size or scale. The vision of the Foundation is to ensure resources are made accessible right across the industry.
We’re a registered not-for-profit charitable Foundation, and our board of directors is voluntary and independent.
Mental health is a significant issue for the Australian road transport, warehousing and logistics industries. Risk factors such as long hours, workplace isolation, pressure to meet delivery schedules and the need for continual alertness while operating heavy machinery all contribute to making those in the transport, postal and warehousing industries extremely vulnerable to mental health issues.
The impact of mental health and poor individual wellbeing, has not only significant impact at the individual level for those affected, but also company and economy wide, with billions lost due to lowered productivity and associated medical costs.
Latest News & Events
Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds will deliver free tailored mental health training to improve heavy vehicle safety.
Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds will deliver free tailored mental health training to improve heavy vehicle safety. The Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds (Healthy Heads) ‘Tailored mental health training, increasing capacity across the supply chain’ project will receive crucial funding from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) Heavy…
Healthy Heads has consolidated its achievements for 2022/23 to demonstrate the positive difference we are making towards creating mentally safe and thriving workplaces for everyone working in the sector. All who contributed to these achievements should be immensely proud, especially our Corporate Partners, without who none of this would be…
R U OK in Trucks and Sheds 2023
Our annual R U OK? in Trucks and Sheds day was again a big success with over 70 businesses holding events that were attended by over 3,500 people. R U OK? in Trucks & Sheds is a partnership between Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds and R U OK? which…
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