Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds (HHTS) Foundation has launched a free National Mental
Health and Wellbeing Roadmap for the road transport, warehousing, and logistics industries.
This strategy has been created by industry for industry and provides a unified plan for improving
mental health and wellbeing right across the sector.

HHTS is a non-for-profit foundation that exists to help industry leaders, managers, business
owners and workers, tackle industry specific challenges regarding mental health and wellbeing.
Chairman of the foundation Paul Graham said, “We want to change the conversation around
mental health in the transport and logistics industry and begin treating mental wellbeing as
importantly as physical wellbeing.

“In launching the Roadmap, we’re acknowledging we need a shared starting point to improve
the collective mental health and wellbeing of our industry. This Roadmap sets out the plan for
us all to rally behind and supports us in knowing where to go next.”

Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Michael McCormack MP said, “Our nation’s truck drivers and
logistics workers are vital to Australian communities and the economy. Improving mental health
and wellbeing, right across industry, right across Australia, is needed now more than ever, which
is why the Australian Government has provided $600,000 to this great initiative through the
Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative.”

The development of the Roadmap has been funded by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s
Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, supported by the Federal Government.

NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said the NHVR was proud to partner with HHTS to deliver the
Roadmap across all levels of the supply chain.

“The heavy vehicle industry is extremely resilient, but we need to continue to work together
across the whole supply chain to ensure our workers feel supported and know they’re being
heard when it comes to their mental health and wellbeing,” Mr Petroccitto said.

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said it was important
that workers in the transport, freight and logistics industry had the support and tools they
needed to improve their health and wellbeing.

“Truck drivers, those in the transport industry and across the freight logistics supply chain keep
our shelves stocked and supplies moving.

“It is important we provide people in the industry with the support they need, to have happier,
healthier lives. I congratulate the NHVR and Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds on the important
work they are doing,” Mr Buchholz said.

HHTS will coordinate implementation of the three-year Roadmap strategy across all levels of
the sector whether it be small businesses or large, as the Foundation takes the first step toward
making a significant impact, creating environments and workplaces where employees can thrive
in what they do.

The Roadmap is available now and free to all to download from the HHTS website.
For more information, go to healthyheads.org.au

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