Freightliner Trucks will partner with this year’s Movember event which supports men’s mental health.
The truck manufacturer says it is getting behind Movember, which challenges men to grow a mustache during the month of November, because men’s mental health is a particularly important issue within the Australian road transport industry.
“Men’s mental health is a serious issue in all aspects of society, but we know it is especially significant for the trucking industry,” – Freightliner Australia Director, Stephen Downes.
“There is a high amount of stress in a range of transport related roles, but truck drivers face a raft of specific challenges that can really affect their mental health,”
“Being away from loved ones for long periods of time is probably the most notable challenge, but there are also the long hours, the social isolation, fatigue and challenges relating to diet and fitness.”
In addition to making a significant donation to the Movember Foundation, Freightliner and its 46-strong dealership network will be participating in Movember and raising additional funds.
“We know the money raised helps the Movember Foundation carry out some great work, but we know Movember also gets people talking about mental health and that can only be a good thing.”
The support of the male-focused campaign comes at a busy time for Freightliner, the brand is currently trialing its new truck model in Australia – Cascadia, check out our first drive review.
Professional truck drivers have a 7% higher chance of developing depression than other Australians according to Australian Rotary Health, which funded a survey of the industry in 2014.
To donate or learn more about Movember visit www.movember.com.
To speak to someone immediately, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.
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