A BRAND-NEW mental health initiative designed to deliver better mental health outcomes in the road transport and logistics industries will launch next Tuesday.

‘Healthy heads in Trucks & Sheds is driven by key members of the road transport industry and is built around three key concepts.

The first is to build an increase in the number of people trained in mental health at transport and logistics facilities, while the second is to push for standardisation of policies and regulations of those facilities.

Finally, the concept is designed to help the individual to be healthier from both a diet and a mental health perspective.

Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds (HHTS) will be officially launched on Tuesday 18 August with a 30-minute live-streamed Q&A, where a panel of industry leaders, drivers, government representatives and leaders from within the Mental Health space will all join in a candid conversation around mental health and wellness in the road transport and logistics industries.

Whiteline Transport’s Sharon Middleton will be involved in the initiative and can approach the program from several relevant perspective; firstly as a business owner in the Road Transport industry, secondly as a driver of long-haul vehicles herself and thirdly as the co-founder of Foundation Shine.

Foundation Shine was launched in 2008 and was founded to raise funds and awareness in an effort to make a difference in the day to day lives of those suffering from mental illness.

Foundation Shine has raised more than $300,000 through several fundraising programs since it’s creation.

Whiteline Transport and Foundation Shine both support the Healthy Heads concept and will be supporting the launch on Tuesday.

The launch will be held at 11AM (AEST) on Tuesday, 18 August 2020.

Interested parties are welcome to join the online launch event and can register at the link here:

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