Why mental health needs to be a top priority

Mental health is a significant issue for the Australian road transport, warehousing and logistics industries. With one in five truck drivers aged under 35 experiencing “severe psychological distress”, it is a more urgent matter for this sector than most. 

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New CEO launches mental health plan

Seven months after it launched with a $600,000 kick-start from the federal government, Healthy Heads in Trucks and Sheds (HHTS) is close to rolling out the industry’s first ‘over-arching’ mental health plan.

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Delivering on driver health

Results from the latest Driving Health Study from Monash University show us that truck driver health in Australia is poor, with drivers more likely to be overweight and be diagnosed with more chronic health conditions than the general population.

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Road safety health and wellbeing research pilot

Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds (HHTS) will partner with Griffith University in a research project funded by the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) to better understand mental health and wellbeing within the transport and logistics sector.

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