Driving or riding with mental health challenges
Everyday, thousands of people with mental health challenges take to the road as drivers and riders.
Thursday 10 October was World Mental Health Day 2019. At IAM RoadSmart, we understand that a driver's or rider's mental wellbeing is crucial to keeping them safe on the road.
So we've put together some top tips, advice and information to help anyone suffering with mental health difficulties boost their confidence and capability when driving or riding.
For example, for those suffering anxiety, our video of top tips gives advice on how to stay calm when driving. Click here to watch it.
Further reading for driving or riding with a mental health illness
Mental health can affect you at any point in your life. You could be new to the road or you could have years of experience and a wealth of knowledge under your belt. If you do have a mental health illness and/or are taking medication, you may need to tell the DVLA so they can advise whether or not you're safe to be on the road.
Ben is the automotive industry's support service and they provide lots of tips on how to handle different types of mental health issues. Along with these useful links, we've put together a list of our own advice to help you stay safe on the road.
We've teamed up with mental health charity, Ben, to put together some top tips for handling stress - so you can keep calm and focus on the road.
Learn new techniques, overcome your personal driving challenges and conquer the road with our DVSA Quality Assured Advanced Driver Course.