It’s important to #SpeakYourMind

With Mental Health Awareness Week finishing today we want to continue spreading the message that you should #SpeakYourMind and reach out to someone who needs a friend with a positive message, so they don’t have to face problems alone.

Like many other sectors, transport, shipping and logistics experience high levels of workplace stress and with stress, depression or anxiety accounting for 44% of all work-related ill health cases and 54% of all working days lost due to ill health, the cost of poor mental health to UK businesses is hugely significant.

Drivers in particular are at increased risk, with drivers of fork-lift trucks, vans and HGVs recording a suicide rate higher than the national average.

One of the most effective coping strategies for stress of any kind is connecting with friends and family, and that is particularly true now, when many of us are trying to online tools to maintain that contact.

#SpeakYourMind and reach out on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, to someone who needs a friend with a positive message, or share with them your own tips for coping to make sure they don’t have to face this pandemic alone.

Sharing your stories to help others see that they’re not alone in the challenges they’re facing.