Are you hauling a heavy load?

Breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health in the transport industry

It is vitally important to address the increasingly worrying male suicide statistics. To do this successfully requires dealing with the problem directly, by engaging with groups of employees who are known to be a potential risk. R U OK is the campaign that has taken the initiative to work with both the transport and construction industries to provide support and training to employees and management.

Therapy Partners know that to succeed in this an area, there needs to be a change in attitude towards mental health on the part of the employer and employee, to overcome the stigma and negative perceptions associated with it.

There's been a lot of talk about taking action, there now needs to be action to get people talking!!

Quick Facts
  1. Drivers can be fined up to £1,000 for non-disclosure of a medical condition to the DVLA that may affect your driving, including depression and the use of some antidepressants.
  2. 30% of illnesses within the transport sector are mental health-related.
  3. The number of men in their 40's and 50's taking their own lives has surged in the UK in the past decade. 
  4. 83% of those working in the transport sector are men.
  5. The total number of men aged between 45 and 59 taking their own lives was almost 40 per cent higher in 2012 than it was less than a decade earlier.
  6. Men are less likely to seek help for mental health problems, leading to a much higher suicide rate.

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