OzHelp programs for drivers
Trans-Help Foundation makes way for OzHelp to offer crucial support services
MENTAL HEALTH and suicide prevention organisation OzHelp will extend its life- saving programs to the transport industry to help vulnerable drivers.
OzHelp will a im to improve the wellbeing of professional drivers and other personnel through mental health support and practical skill programs – a task earlier handled by the Trans-Help Foundation.
“For 15 years, OzHelp has had a strong presence in the construction and mining industries, and over time we have seen increased demand for accessible evidence- based mental health services and suicide- prevention education programs in many Australian workplaces,” OzHelp CEO Tony Holland says.
OzHelp says that equipping people with practical ways to manage challenging life circumstances and understanding their physical and mental health can have significant positive impacts on personal wellbeing.
OzHelp will address the “isolated nature of the transport industry” with programs such as Workplace Tune- Up ( WTU).
The program is designed to help employees, while providing employers with a confidential snapshot of the overall health of their workforce to accurately inform, identify and evaluate wellbeing strategies.
Trans-Help says the foundation is pleased to hand over the baton to OzHelp.
“After seeing what OzHelp have provided to other industries, Trans-Help has decided to close their doors and make way for OzHelp to provide their services to the transport industry, taking it to a new level,” Trans-Help founder Dianne Carroll says.
“The services and programs they can provide to all of our drivers and their families will continue to improve the mental and physical health of the industry and have the capacity to save more lives.”
“We have seen increased demand for accessible evidence-based mental health services”