Developed by the OzHelp Foundation, in collaboration with truck drivers and the transport community, Health in Gear has been created to support the health and wellbeing of transport and logistics workers on the job and at home.
Nationally, truck drivers represent the second highest occupational group, after construction workers, at risk of suicide. With this in mind, the program has designed support focused on the health and wellbeing of road transport and logistics workers and their families.
This includes health tips for staying well, roadside health checks, free counselling and 24/7 phone support services, and the Share the Load podcast.
Our 24/7 phone support line is answered by trained professionals who understand the unique demands and challenges of the industry. Afterhours support is provided by Trauma Centre Australia, where their team of trusted psychologists continue to offer tailored support to those who need it.
The initiative aims to get workers thinking about how small actions can make a big difference, helping them stay mentally and physically healthy while keeping the wheels turning too!
The Health in Gear program is a health promotion initiative funded by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative supported by the Federal Government with contribution from OzHelp and industry partners.
Who is OzHelp?
The OzHelp Foundation (OzHelp) was established in 2002 and is a leading provider of health and wellbeing services for hard to reach workers in high-risk industries. OzHelp takes support directly to workers with a primary focus on building and construction, transport, mining and farming and agricultural industries, and rural and regional areas of high need.
OzHelp delivers programs across Australia, in partnership with federal, state and territory governments, Primary Health Networks (PHNs), employers and communities. OzHelp is accredited under the Australian Government National Standards for Mental Health Services.
Who is Trauma Centre Australia?
OzHelp is proud to be partnering with the Trauma Centre Australia to provide 24/7 phone support to transport and logistics workers and their families through its Health in Gear program.
The Trauma Centre of Australia is a recognised leader in dedicated trauma response and has over 30 years’ experience. Trauma Centre Australia’s relationship with OzHelp is forged on a set of shared goals that are focussed on meeting the needs of road transport, logistics, and the workers of building and construction sectors.
Being responsive involves access to 24/7 support – every day of the year. Their staff are trained to assist with a range of issues including anxiety and depression, addiction, anger management, PTSD, as well as grief and loss. Their team will provide support to all calls made outside of standard business hours.