Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds Foundation (HHTS) 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 not-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 are 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 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.
HHTS will coordinate implementation of the three-year roadmap strategy across all levels of the sector, creating environments and workplaces where employees can thrive in what they do. The roadmap is available now and free to download from the HHTS website. For more information, go to www.healthyheads.org.au