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Mental health first aid for truckies

Injury Matters has released a new podcast designed for those in the heavy vehicle industry, focusing on the importance of mental wellbeing in the workplace


Injury Matters has released its first podcast through the Mental and Physical Safety (MaPS) on its Roads program, dedicated to supporting the mental health needs of the heavy vehicle industry.

Host Tom is joined by Engel Prendergast, accredited mental health first aid, safe talk instructor and LifeLine crisis supporter with over 20 years of experience, to discuss the need for mental health supports for those in the heavy vehicle industry, where life pressures can take a toll on the wellbeing of operators. 

From delivering vital goods to your online shopping binges, truckies have worked longer and harder hours than most over the last 18 months and Injury Matters  aims to support those working in this industry – both physically and mentally.

Read about Healty Heads’ mental health offering, here

Injurt Matter’s current MaPS on our Roads campaign, Service Your Mind, encourages heavy vehicle operators to learn what good mental health looks like for them, to take time to adjust after a long day, and reach out if they need support.

Program resources and information is available at

The MaPS on our Roads project is funded as part of the Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, administered by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator on behalf of the Commonwealth Government.

You can find the podcast on Spotify by searching Injury Matters.

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