vGi Holdings firmly believes that being active in the wider community is an essential part of corporate responsibility and therefore an important element of the way we run our business. We believe our charitable involvement and social responsibility are intrinsic to the future of our people and therefore our company.
Driver First Assist (DFA) is a not-for-profit driver training organisation and home to the UK’s community of first responders on the road. By reducing road traffic collision casualties, we are improving safety standards of the road transport industry.
vGi Holdings is proud to announce that we are working with CALM – Driver Campaign Against Living Miserably raising important awareness having open conversations about the importance of male mental health. CALM Driver is a collaboration between Highways England (using the Driving for Better Business brand) and the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) drawing attention to these issues and signposting support. Statistics reveal that suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 with 99% of commercial vehicle drivers being male and 75% under 45 years old. The Office for National Statistics reveals that the suicide rate for van drivers is 25% higher than the national average and 20% higher for truck drivers.CALM provides a driver pack including vehicle stickers and a leaflet to start the conversation and signpost support for mental health.
Find out more information: thecalmzone.net