The NX Group aims to improve driver health on long journeys, spanning early mornings and evenings

Improved mental health, cancer awareness and oral hygiene were among the topics covered at the latest wellbeing meeting for staff at Northants supply chain firm, The NX Group.

Managers at the Crick-based company met with the firm’s drivers to hand out packs containing information designed to help the staff look after their mental health, be clear on cancer and keep their teeth in top condition.

A travel toothbrush and toothpaste set was included in each pack, encouraging the drivers to keep on top of their oral healthcare routine during long deliveries spanning the early hours or evenings. Each employee was also presented with a tyre pressure gauge for use when travelling to or from work, as well as during shifts on the road.

The packs were supplemented with anti-smoking leaflets and infographic posters placed around the workplace, to offer additional support to staff looking to kick the habit.

“Mental health among long-distance drivers is rightly an area that requires attention, with fatigue and stress two of the biggest factors that could impact on wellbeing,” Rebecca Bateman, HR Manager at The NX Group, explains.

“Long journeys, often in darkness, require prolonged concentration; and, when combined with traffic congestion, delays or dangerous weather conditions, tiredness and tension are risks that need to be addressed and avoided.

“At The NX Group, the health and happiness of all our staff – from our drivers to our warehouse and transport office teams – is of the utmost importance. We regularly hold health and wellbeing events to ensure that our employees are well equipped to look after their physical safety and mental wellbeing before, during and after work.”

For more information: www.thenxgroup.com