Australia’s peak body for mental health and wellbeing in the road transport, warehousing and logistics sector has taken a step toward improving access to mental health and physical wellbeing support for workers, with the launch of the Healthy Heads App.
Through focus groups and user testing, with representatives from across the sector, we found a demand for easy to access, relevant information, particularly relating to starting a conversation and improving diet and physical wellbeing. The App has a strong linkage to our recently launched National Mental Health and Wellbeing Roadmap, reinforcing the steps that can be taken to address some of the key industry mental health risk factors.
In its first phase of development, the Healthy Heads App includes features such as:
- Self-check-in quiz to help increase self-awareness
- Access to resources to create greater resilience
- Tools to help better manage day-to-day life
- Stretching Exercises
- Access to urgent support services
The Healthy Heads App includes simple stretching exercises for truck drivers and warehouse teams. Regular stretching can help reduce back pain and fatigue, prevent injury, improve posture and will help keep you feeling fit and healthy.