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Mental and Physical Safety on our Roads

The MaPS on our Roads program provides information, tips and training to help you navigate your journey to good mental and physical health.

Heavy vehicle operators are valued contributors to WA and are relied on for our essential goods and services.

Given the distances travelled on our expansive road network in Western Australia (WA), coupled with an older workforce, investing in the physical and mental health of heavy vehicle operators is vital to help keep drivers safe on our roads.

Your MaP to Recovery: After A Crash

  • Recognise you have been through a stressful event.
  • Use healthy coping strategies that work for you.
  • Talk to someone you trust if you’re not feeling ok.
  • Check-in with your workmate if they have been involved in a road crash.
  • Seek professional support if your concerns are ongoing.

Your MaP to a Healthy Lifestyle: Fuel Your Body

  • Eat regular meals from a variety of food groups.
  • Make small healthy changes every day.
  • Talk to a GP or health professional about your healthy options.
  • Ask a pharmacist about the side effects of your medication/s.

Your MaP to Mental Health: Service Your Mind

  • Understand the signs of pressure before it builds
  • Know the tools to support your mental health
  • Reach out for support

Being first on scene, providing assistance, witnessing, being involved in or causing a crash, can have a traumatic and long-lasting impact on those, directly and indirectly, involved, including family, friends and work colleagues.

If you or someone you know has been affected by road trauma, contact our team on 1300 004 814 for assistance.

Injury Matters provides free support through the Road Trauma Support WA service for anyone residing or currently located in Western Australia.

If you are needing immediate support call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

The MaPS on our Roads project is funded as part of the Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, administered by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator on behalf of the Commonwealth Government.

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