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Trial service to help staff manage mental health conditions at work

RSSB has secured funding to trial an independent service on behalf of the industry to support staff whose employment is made more challenging due to...

Suicide prevention in East Anglia

Greater Anglia staff have staged 32 potentially life-saving interventions at stations across its network in the first eight months of this year. Suicide prevention manager...

Staff at risk from undiagnosed PTSD

RSSB is raising awareness about the risk of not properly treating railway staff who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While RSSB recognises a...

The ripple effect: Dealing with trauma

David Masters, Samaritans' rail programme communications lead, highlights the great work Samaritans volunteers have been doing since 2010 to support rail staff after traumatic...

RSSB’s approach for mental health awareness week

One in six employees experience a mental health problem at any given time. RSSB recognises its responsibility to create a workplace where people don’t...

RSSB: improve line manager training to reduce mental health-related absence

Stress and mental health problems are the leading causes of long-term absence in the rail industry but this could be reduced if line managers...

ScotRail rolls out app to help staff prevent suicides

Around 4,500 ScotRail employees will now have easy access to advice on how to prevent suicides on the railway thanks to the rollout of...

Costain: Wellbeing in mind

The efforts to give mental health and wellbeing issues the attention and support that they deserve have been significant in recent years. Campaigners from...

“We’d rather talk about football” – Men and mental health

Working trackside can be a challenging existence. Long night shifts in miserable weather are written into the job description. Dave Lee has spent most of...

Railway Mission – Resilience and support

Staff welfare has long been thought to be an important part of any successful business. Although, in the past, the focus has been on...

“There’s a lot more to do” – Mark Carne on mental health

Network Rail's chief executive, Mark Carne, gave a frank reply when asked if he thought the organisation was doing enough to prioritise mental health:...

How much is ill health costing the rail industry?

Ill health costs the UK rail industry around £790 million a year. It is a staggering figure which demonstrates why health and wellbeing matters...

Crossrail: reaching new heights

There's far more to Crossrail than a 73-mile railway. Stewart Thorpe discovers how the project has helped to set new wellbeing standards.  Accident levels during...

Q&A: How TfL is tackling mental health

Ray Roberts, head of mental health at Transport for London (TfL), answers questions about how London's public transport authority looks after the mental health...

Opening up about mental health

Sharon Stevens remembers the exact moment last year when her depression caught up with her. It was a Friday morning. She opened up her...