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
Welcome to Tania Reid, Ben Maguire & Julia O’Keefe
We are delighted to welcome three new staff members to our Healthy Heads team. Tania Reid has joined us as National Partnerships Manager. Tania brings with her vast partnership experience over many years throughout the public and private sectors, working with organisations such as Samsung, Fujitsu, Woolworths and Coles. Tania’s role…
Healthy Heads Road Show 2023
Healthy Heads Road Show has completed its events schedule for 2023. This year Road Show connected face to face with 2,532 people in our industry at events, which is a growth of 150% from 2022. 28 events were held across QLD, NSW, VIC, SA and the NT, connecting with over…
The Healthy Heads team wants to thank Soult for their generosity in continuing to support us as one of their nominated charities. SOULT, Salt with Soul, was founded four years ago in memory of Founder, Adam Mumford’s brother Jason, who had a nifty idea of opening a shop that just…