Webinar: Understanding the Impacts of Road Trauma

This resource was sourced from NRSPP: Understanding the Impacts of Road Trauma

This webinar will delve into the daily challenges professional drivers face, from near misses to life-changing incidents, and how these experiences can deeply affect their well-being and work performance.

Its primary focus will be to shed light on trauma’s profound effects on drivers and how it permeates different aspects of their lives. Additionally, we will discuss how employers can play a pivotal role in supporting their drivers by prioritising mental and emotional well-being.

The key takeaway will be understanding that what may not be traumatic to one individual can deeply distress another, fostering empathy and compassionate support among colleagues and employers.

Together, let’s influence positive change and create a safer, more supportive environment for professional drivers, who play an essential role in society.

Thank you for being a part of this important conversation.


Bernadette Nugent, CEO, Amber Community Bernadette has worked as a social worker for more than 35 years, during which time she has had the privilege of working with individuals who have faced trauma and bereavement.

Chris Harrison, Manager, Education Services, Amber Community: Chris is a dedicated professional with over 30 years of experience as a counsellor and educator in various fields, including substance use, youth, family, and offending behaviours. As the Manager of Education Services at Amber Community, a prominent organisation focused on road incident support and education, Chris has been actively involved in preventing road trauma for the past 16 years.

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