Awareness Raising

Healthy Heads in Trucks and Shed’s aims to collaborate with existing service provides and research institutions to deliver the best recourses to businesses and individuals within the road transport and logistics industries. Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds SuperFriend

Research

The health and wellbeing of heavy vehicle drivers is an issue of vital importance to all Australians. Ensuring drivers are healthy is not only important to them, it is an issue that impacts their families and friends, everyone else on our roads and our nation’s economy as a whole. OzHelp Monash SuperFriend

Fatigue

Driver fatigue or drowsy driving is an important safety hazard for the road transport industry. Fatigue laws apply to fatigue-regulated heavy vehicles. NRSPP NHVR Fatigue Management

Stress

People respond differently to stressful situations. Responses to stress will be determined by the situation faced, past experiences, personality, social support, access to resources and cultural background. What one person finds stressful, another may be more easily able to cope with. Knowing yourself and how you respond to different situations is important as you can … Continued

Wellbeing

Depression and anxiety are now the leading cause of long-term sickness absence in the developed world. They are also associated with presenteeism, where an employee remains at work despite their condition causing significantly reduced productivity. Black Dog SuperFriend

Gambling

Most people, whether they have a problem with gambling or not, can relate to the idea that people get excited when they win, and feel disappointed when they lose. Beyond the initial feelings of sadness from losing, when someone has a gambling problem they may feel depressed, as well as perhaps experiencing feelings of shame … Continued

Anxiety

When we’re very anxious, we have intense feelings of worry or distress that are not easy to control. Anxiety can interfere with how we go about our everyday lives, and make it hard to cope with ‘normal’ challenges. Sometimes severe anxiety can develop over time and we may not notice how it’s affecting us. Someone … Continued

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Maintaining a strong focus on safety from early in an organisation’s existence lays a solid foundation for an ongoing emphasis throughout its life. Health in Gear Health in Gear – health and wellbeing support for transport and logistics workers Health Tip’s Share the Load podcast Roadside health checks Everymind Understanding Mental Health and Wellbeing, Tips … Continued

Depression

Are you experiencing depression? Do you know someone with depression? Depression is more than just feeling low or sad during tough times. 1 in 6 Australians will experience depression in their lifetime. Lifeline What is depression? Black Dog Depression self test Beyond Blue Anxiety and depression checklist