Tag Archives: mental health

Truck drivers advised to share emotional problems rather than bottling them up

Truck drivers experiencing personal problems are being advised to talk about their feelings to a friend, loved one or health professional rather than brooding on them while behind the wheel. Customers at the Chippenham Pit Stop, just off junction 17 of the M4 in Wiltshire, can pick up information leaflets on mental health that explain more about what people can …

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Why it is good to talk about mental health

Mental ill health is still largely a taboo subject among truck drivers – but it shouldn’t be. By keeping it all in, thousands of drivers could not be accessing help for their conditions – and suffering unnecessarily as a result, says T&D’s editor, Dan Parton. Recent statistics from mental health charity Mind showed that 30% of self-reported work-related illness in …

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