‘Watch over your wellbeing,’ transport insurer, NFP tells delivery workers this holiday season
Transport and logistics specialist insurer NTI and Healthy Heads in Trucks and Sheds (HHTS) are urging workers to be mindful of their wellbeing and encouraging motorists to show their thanks to delivery workers.
With more than two million parcels delivered daily in the weeks preceding the holidays, on top of food and beverage deliveries across the retail sector, Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds Interim CEO Lachlan Benson said it’s important for workers to be reminded of practical strategies to help de-stress during this busy period.
“Something as simple as practising gratitude can help lower stress levels. Start the day with a positive thought or reflect on three good things that happened at the end of your day,” Benson said.
“Adjust your expectations of yourself – it’s the busiest time of the year. It’s okay to say no and take time out if that’s how you choose to recharge. For others – it’s starting a conversation and connecting,” he said.
“Be mindful of your body too. Eat and drink to fuel your body and do it with a sense of purpose. It doesn’t all have to come from within though. It’s equally important for community to support each other,” he said.
Thank your delivery workers
Meanwhile, NTI Chief Executive Officer Tony Clark said a simple gesture of appreciation will go a long way for delivery workers who are working very hard this season.
“Whether you’re receiving goods or at the petrol station – if you have the opportunity, say thanks to the people delivering Christmas goods nationwide, and whose enormous contribution is often taken for granted,” Clark said.
“Show them gratitude and wish them all the best for the end of what has been an incredibly stressful and demanding year,” he said.
Earlier this year, NTI committed to a multi-year partnership as the top-tier “Open Road” partner of Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds, a not-for-profit initiative charged with creating a single national mental health plan for industry.