There is no doubt that this year has proven to be an extremely difficult time for the transport and logistics sector in Australia.
With this in mind, and working in collaboration with Healthy Heads in Trucks and Sheds, Monash University, NT Road Transport Association and Beyond Blue, the ALC has put together a webinar designed to increase awareness and understanding of mental health in the logistics industry just before the busy Christmas period kicks in.
The webinar will include information on mindfulness, checking in on workmates and will provide information on support services available.
Please join the ALC for a free webinar on mental health wellbeing during Mental Health week.
Sally Glover, Communications Manager, Health Heads in Trucks and Sheds
The Healthy Heads in Trucks and Sheds Foundation is an initiative between road transport, warehousing and logistics operators to support drivers and logistics workers with issues relating to mental health and physical wellbeing. Sally’s presentation will provide an overview of the state of mental health in the transport and logistics sector.
Sjaan Koppel – Associate Professor, Monash University
Associate Professor Sjaan Koppel holds a PhD in Psychophysiology. She works at the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) which is a world leading centre for injury prevention research, graduate education and training. Mindfulness has been defined as ‘paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally’. Sjaan’s presentation will describe how mindfulness training programs can contribute to safe, resilient and productive workplaces, as well as provide links to mindfulness tools and resources.
Louise Bilato, Executive Officer, NT Road Transport Association (NTRTA)
Louise has been the Executive Officer for NT Road Transport Association for over 11 years and prior to this was the OH& S Advisor for G & S Transport. Louise sits on several boards and was Chairperson for the Transport & Logistics Safety Advisory Committee from 2008 – 2018. Louise will provide practical information and tips to help identify anyone that may be in need of support.
Michael O’Hanlon, Workplace Engagement Manager, Beyond Blue
For the last 15 years Michael has worked at Beyond Blue, an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to ensure that all Australians achieve their best mental health. As a Workplace Engagement Manager, he combines both his professional and personal experience of depression/anxiety to advocate for the benefits of improving mental health across Australian workplaces.
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