Brake, the road safety charity, is running a free webinar providing mental health support for drivers tomorrow (Tuesday 10 December).
The webinar will delivered as part of Global Fleet Champions, a not-for-profit global campaign to prevent crashes and reduce pollution caused by vehicles used for work purposes.
Sarah Plumb, senior fleet officer at Brake, said: “Professional drivers often spend a lot of time alone in their vehicle and may have little interaction with colleagues in person.
“Without regular face-to-face interaction it can be difficult for supervisors to recognise that something is wrong, and this can lead to mental health issues going unnoticed.
“This webinar will provide those responsible for at-work drivers with expert advice on how to identify mental health issues in your workforce and how to develop a culture that puts people first.”
Tomorrow’s webinar will discuss:
- the causes and symptoms of mental health conditions and the impact they can have on driving behaviour;
- how to address the stigma of mental illness;
- how to identify potential mental health issues in your workforce; and
- how to develop a culture that puts people first and values their welfare.
Brake’s Global Fleet Champions is free and shares training, tools and guidance on global fleet safety best practice with its members, as well as networking and development opportunities.
The webinar takes place at 2pm until 3pm on Tuesday 10 December 2019.
Recent research from the road safety charity Brake has revealed that nearly a third of adults were in a collision, or had a near miss, with a vehicle on UK roads in the past year