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Small talk saves lives

Rail industry gets on board for Samaritans' campaign.British reserve may be internationally renowned but a new survey by Samaritans shows how much we rely...

On track to be a chaplain:

Recently Helen Lewis joined Railway Mission as the Railway and British Transport Police Chaplain for South and Mid-Wales.  She joins the railway industry as...

RUOK Today?

Organisers of the ‘RUOKToday?’ initiative are planning a major online event on Thursday 12th September 2020, to support travellers who may need comfort or...

How to take the stress out of ‘working from home’

Whether working from home or being furloughed, the combination of loneliness and fear of the unknown makes this a stressful time.Looking after our mental...

Samaritans launches Self-Help app

Sometimes it can be difficult to talk about your feelings. Even knowing exactly how you're feeling can be hard.To help, Samaritans has launched its...

Scotrail tackles mental health

Dominic Quilty is one of more than 50 ScotRail employees who has received extensive mental health first aid training through NHS-accredited material. The scheme,...

Creating a meaningful mental health strategy

Nayia Solea, occupational health & wellbeing specialist at Siemens Mobility, talks about master plans and misunderstandingsThere is no doubt that mental health is a...

Co-operation over criticism

Mandy Geal, founder of culture change specialist Learning Partners, calls on the industry to drive out the blame gamesHave you ever been blamed for...

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...