Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives – and 75% of all UK suicides are male, like the overwhelming majority of van and truck drivers.
And we know that driving alone all day, the stress of battling with the clock, and all the rest of it, doesn’t make things any easier – so Highways England and Driving for Better Business have teamed up with CALM to help you get your drivers through tough times.
Driving for Better Business and CALM have launched CALM Driver to mark International Men’s Day and National Lorry Week – with help from England International Rugby player, Joe Marler, CALM Ambassador.
Driving for Better Business have created 20,000 driver information packs for employers to place in their vehicles. The packs contain a flyer and stickers to go inside commercial vehicles, making drivers aware of CALM’s free and confidential helpline and webchat for anyone who needs to talk about the issues they are facing.
CALM Driver is our way of helping you get support information to your commercial vehicle drivers, so they know there’s someone here to talk to, every day, if they’re struggling.
Highways England and Driving for Better Business have created special vehicle packs containing a simple flyer together with some discreet stickers to go in the vehicle, so your drivers know where to turn.
We’ve also created two videos for you to share with your drivers
England rugby star Joe Marler explains it’s not a weakness to seek help when you’re struggling
In ‘Man v Vehicle’ we encourage drivers to check themselves as they would check their vehicle
We’re on a journey to get every driver in the country equipped with resources to help them and their mates through tough times.
Get your fleet more involved – register for our free vehicle packs by completing the form below