Vawdrey Australia has established a partnership with Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds (Healthy Heads), a non-profit organisation for mental health in Australia’s road transport, warehousing and logistics industries.
Healthy Heads was founded in August 2020 in response to the poor state of mental health and wellbeing across road transport warehouses amid Covid-19 pandemic.
As part of the collaboration, Vawdrey will be adding a Healthy Heads sticker to each of its new trailers to boost awareness for what Healthy Heads stands for.
HHTS CEO, Naomi Frauenfelder, told Trailer it is a pleasure to partner with such a prominent family owned and operated company.
“The culture and the vision at Vawdrey has lead them to partner with Healthy Heads and it’s about industry supporting industry when it comes to creating healthy working environments for the people in it industry,” she said.
“Having such a well-known and respected Australian business like Vawdrey come on board is super important to us, and means that we can continue to delivery on our key target ambitions.
“Like many businesses in our sector, Vawdrey would have seen the impact of the pandemic on trucking operators as well as drivers and logistics companies, so they’re looking for an opportunity to meaningfully contribute to the lives of people working in the sector and other businesses.
According to Frauenfelder, the Healthy Heads National Mental Health and Wellbeing Roadmap (the Roadmap) is the sector’s first single strategy for improving outcomes for mental health in the sector.
The Roadmap provides organisations with a guide to building healthy and thriving work environments, through the seven workplace strategies.
“Across 2022 we’re delivering on 18 events to reach people working at the coalface of the sector at service centres, distribution centres and truck stops,” said Frauenfelder.
Healthy Heads is entirely supported by its industry, receiving great support through the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative which is helping to deliver projects in line with the Roadmap.
“Being able to engage and communicate with new audiences ensures that everyone in the sector can gain the support and resources they might need, is very critical,” she said.
“Our partnership with Vawdrey provides us with a platform to regularly interact with their customers and who can share their journey to embedding the Roadmap with us and help us to understand where further support is needed, which is invaluable for us,” said Frauenfelder.