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Healthy Heads forms new partnership to bolster mental health support

Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds (Healthy Heads) has announced a new partnership that will see additional professional mental health support promoted to those working in transport, warehousing and logistics.

As Healthy Heads explained, its new partnership with TradeMutt and TIACS aims to help raise awareness about mental health issues faced by workers in these sectors.

TradeMutt creates bright and vibrant high-visibility workwear designed to promote peer to peer conversations about mental health while also donating 50 per cent of profits to TIACS.

TIACS is a registered not-for-profit service providing free mental health counselling for tradies, truckies, rural and other blue-collar workers via text and call.

A new custom designed TradeMutt high vis shirt is being released, with a QR code under the pocket linking directly to TIACS’s free counselling service.

“In our industry people turn up to work in their high vis shirts to make sure they can be seen and stay safe. TradeMutt high vis shirts make our mental health visible every day, the bright and fun fabric design draws attention, and the shirts include a message on the back that says, ‘This is a Conversation Starter’. What a great way to make psychological safety just as prominent as physical safety,” said Healthy Heads CEO, Naomi Frauenfelder.

“Healthy Heads was established to provide everyone in the sector with what they need to support their mental health, by promoting TIACS we are encouraging early help seeking and connecting people to the professional support they need.”

Ed Ross, co-founder of TradeMutt, added, “It is so exciting to see this collaboration come to life. The reach that Healthy Heads has within the trucking and transport industry is one we are so pumped to link up with and drive our message of starting conversations about mental health and reaching out to mental health professionals earlier.”

Jason Banks, co-CEO of TIACS, explained, “TIACS is excited to be partnering up with Healthy Heads to make a positive impact on the mental wellbeing of those that work in Australia’s transport, warehousing, and logistics industry.

“The team at TIACS cannot wait to see the limited-edition Healthy Heads TradeMutt conversation starter work shirts out and about. These funky shirts will be a conversation starter among truck drivers, in warehouses, distribution centres, workshops and in all areas of transport and logistics operations.

“Healthy Heads, TradeMutt and TIACS are closely aligned when it comes to purpose and mission, it is an obvious collaboration. Together we can let all hard-working Australians know they do not have to tough it out alone.”


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