Healthy Heads Road Show to offer free health checks for truckies

The Healthy Heads Road Show will kick off this March, focusing on connecting with heavy vehicle drivers and providing information on mental and physical health, melanoma prevention and nutrition.  

Run in collaboration with professional service providers and other not-for-profit organisations, drivers can also avail of a free on-the-spot health check at certain locations.  

The Road Show will travel to see drivers in their places of work – at service centres, distribution centres and warehouses – to offer the health checks, which include glucose testing, blood pressure, cholesterol screening and waist/hip ratio screening. 

Worksite Fitness and Rehabilitation (WFR) is working with Healthy Heads as its health check provider, and has over 25 years of experience providing workplace wellbeing programs across the areas of physical health, mental health and musculoskeletal risk. 

Steve Gauci, managing director of WFR, said: “Health checks are an opportunity to talk to drivers about their individual health, to help them understand any personal risk or underlying medical conditions that our tests suggest they should discuss with their GP or other professional health carers.  

“WFR’s exercise physiologists can coach drivers about a variety of topics including nutrition, exercise, fatigue management, quitting smoking and disease management.” 

The WFR team will also help raise awareness of mental health and look to normalise the topic with drivers.  

“WFR works with heavy vehicle drivers regularly, so we know about the job they do,” Gauci added.  

“We are delighted to be on the road with Healthy Heads’ Road Show to support drivers who are the backbone to the Australian economy. It’s a tough job and we want to help them be healthy and thriving.”  

Naomi Frauenfelder, CEO of Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds added: “Providing professionals on site for drivers to talk to who are able to offer information on such a diverse range of health and wellbeing topics is really valuable, as conversations can include nutrition, mental health, injury management and can highlight underlying health conditions though screening”.

The first public event will take place on March 14 at bp Truganina in Melbourne, running from 8.30am to 12pm.  

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