St Kilda Football Club has partnered with not-for-profit organisation Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds (HHTS), with the foundation coming on board as an official partner.
Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds was established to improve the psychological safety and physical wellbeing of Australian road transport, warehousing and logistics industries and aims to create healthier and happier working environments for all who work in the sector.
Almost 45 per cent of workers within the industry currently experience a mental health condition, with an additional 38 per cent saying their workplace either caused or exacerbated the issue.
“As a club, we’re unwavering in our cause to improve physical and mental health and wellbeing not only in the football sector, but for the wider community,” St Kilda Executive General Manager – Commerical Chris Larkins said.
“Similar to the professional sporting industry, the transport, warehousing and logistics sectors are fast-paced, performance-driven and incredibly demanding, and it’s easy to lose sight of what’s important from a wellness perspective.
“We’re invested in changing that and ensuring that personal wellbeing and health is, and remains, a priority for all involved.”
Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds aims to equip all employees with the tools needed to prioritise their mental and physical health and wellbeing by increasing the number of people trained in mental health practices, implementing industry-wide standards and promoting healthier lifestyles.
As part of the partnership, St Kilda’s Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing Dr Ben Robbins and Danny Frawley Centre – Director of Research and Translation Dr Elise Facer-Childs MSci, PGCert, PhD will run specialised webinars for Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds.
“In collaboration with St Kilda’s team experts Dr Robins and Dr Facer-Childs we have the opportunity to share information in new ways that we hope will spark interest across our audience and generate engagement,” said HHTS CEO, Naomi Frauenfelder.
“These specialised webinars that will take a deeper dive into the tools and practical tips that we can all apply to our every day to help with sleep, better manage stress and take care of our overall wellbeing at work and home.”