Supported by the Federal Government, Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds (HHTS) have launched the Roadshow; a mental health outreach program to support the health and wellbeing of the heavy vehicle industry and supply chain. The Roadshow will provide tailored resources and practical mental health advice to truck drivers, and warehouse and distribution centre staff at 18 industry events across the country in 2022. The team will encourage the use of the free Healthy Heads App and will distribute pocket-sized handbooks with practical mental health and wellbeing tips.
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Mental Health is an area consistently raised in industry consultations with the LDSC as a critical aspect to supporting those in Truck Driver roles. Injury Matters has released their first podcast through their “Mental and Physical Safety (MaPS) on our Roads” program, which is dedicated to supporting the mental health needs of the heavy vehicle industry. Injury Matter's current campaign, Service Your Mind encourages heavy vehicle operators to learn what good mental health looks like for them, to take time to adjust after a long day and how/where to reach out for support.
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The Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) is facilitating a Critical Skills for Recovery program to ensure the VET system can quickly respond to areas of critical workforce and skill needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.