It is with immense pleasure that we announce that Mental Health Solutions is joining #LoveLogistics, our campaign to support and thank the industry for the great job they are doing.
As part of our #LoveLogistics campaign, our friends over at Connected2 have set up a free online wellbeing session for drivers on Wednesday 29th April at 11 am.
What are the main things that contribute to people’s mental health? Worrying about money, a lack of social support and stress at work. For truckers, that’s a full house.
Stress created in the workplace is the main reason fleet drivers have accidents on the road.
From a young age we’re taught to spot the physical signs of illness – coughs, sickness or chest pain could all prompt a trip to the doctors.
As any trucker knows, life on the road can be lonely. Many spend months at a time away from home and family. Living in a space of three to five square metres, they rotate between the steering wheel, gas cooker and bed. It’s not hard to understand why some might turn to alcohol for respite.