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Health in Gear joins the Brisbane Truck Show

Health in Gear joins the Brisbane Truck Show

Visit Health in Gear at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show!

The event, which runs from the 13th to the 16th of May will have a dedicated Health in Gear stand to promote the program’s health and wellbeing resources for truck drivers.  

The Health in Gear team will also be providing attendees with the option to participate in their Truckie Tune Up, a FREE mobile health check with a nurse or wellbeing support worker.  

Plus, a number of our ambassadors will be stopping by to say hello!

The team will be located at stand 016.

So make sure you come down and say g’day!

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Health in Gear Ambassadors Announced

Health in Gear Ambassadors Announced

Health in Gear is pleased to announce its line up of ambassadors who will support the promotion of health and wellbeing throughout the industry, and raise awareness of the Health in Gear program.

The ambassadors come directly from the industry, know first-hand the challenges drivers face on the road and have an interest in bringing about change within the transport industry.

Health in Gear’s Project Manager, Kristen Dixon said the ambassadors have been a pleasure to work with over the past six months.

“Our ambassadors have spent many months volunteering their time to participate in focus groups and answer our calls.”

“They have been influential in not only connecting us across the industry, but also on the ground too, reaching drivers, and sharing stories from the road. I’m incredibly proud to be working with this passionate group of supporters.” Kristen said.

Truck Driver, Yogi ‘Glen” Kendall said, “We get pushed from pillar to post and if we don’t look after ourselves nobody is going to do it for us. We need to focus, and find places like Health in Gear that will support us.”

“The industry is moving in the right direction, it is important that we acknowledge that it’s okay to not be okay, but you have to look after yourself and get the help if you need it.”

Health in Gear welcomes Tony Fulton, Rod Hannifey, Lyndal Denny, Sophie Reid, Glenn “Yogi” Kendall, and Nicole Rutledge.

Developed in collaboration with truck drivers, their families, and researchers, Health in Gear offers a diverse range of health and wellbeing tips, tools, and resources. The program will also be running Truckie Tune Ups later in the month with a podcast series to follow

By calling 1800 IN GEAR (1800 464 327) drivers can access support, and owner drivers and their families are eligible for free counselling.

To learn more about our ambassadors, click here.

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Health in Gear Launches New Website!

Health in Gear Launches New Website!

Welcome to the Health in Gear website. A key component of a new health and wellbeing program for truck drivers.
 
The program has been developed by OzHelp, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, and drivers and families from the transport industry. The co-designed process has allowed Health in Gear to highlight and provide support for the various challenges truck drivers face on the road.  
 
The program has been informed by OzHelp’s literature review that draws on national and international research findings into the poor health outcomes of heavy vehicle truck drivers. The review highlighted the importance of truck driving in keeping the Australian economy alive and the unique health and wellbeing challenges that come with the job. The findings provided an evidence-based foundation for OzHelp to create a dedicated support program. 
 
The Health in Gear website offers a diverse range of health and wellbeing tips, tools, and resources that can be accessed by everyone, everywhere. Along with these readily available resources, Health in Gear will be running Truckie Tune Ups later in the month with a podcast to follow. 

Support and counselling services are also available, initially to owner drivers and their families, by calling 1800 In Gear (1800 464 327)
 
Designed with drivers to inspire action and encourage change, the program aims to help drivers feel happier and healthier on the road and at home.  

For more information about the program, contact Kristen Dixon at info@healthingear.com.au