Mental health is an area consistently raised in industry consultations with the LDSC as a critical aspect of supporting those in Truck Driver roles. However there are limited tools specific to Heavy Vehicle Drivers available to address mental health. Injury Matters has recently released their first podcast through their ‘Mental and Physical Safety (MaPS) on our Roads’ program. This is dedicated to supporting the mental health needs of the heavy vehicle industry. Injury Matter's Service Your Mind campaign 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 and may be a valuable resource for those in industry seeking to mange the mental wellbeing of their workers.
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