OzHelp pro­grams for driv­ers

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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”

Tony Hol­land

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