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Good practice for protecting mental health

The rail industry is more aware of the importance of mental health than ever before, acknowledging the importance of emotional well-being and taking steps...

Samaritans calls for more investment to support rail staff mental health

Suicide prevention charity Samaritans has called for vital investment from the rail industry to ensure rail workers get adequate support for their mental health....

Expert Commentary: Nick Millington MBE – Route Director, Wales and Borders Route

Nick Millington, Network Rail’s Wales and Borders Route Director, was awarded an MBE in the 2023 New Years Honours list for services to the...

Rail Safety Summit 2023

Colin Wheeler Rail Media’s annual Railway Safety Summit Conference was held on Tuesday 14 March at Loughborough University’s Holywell Park Conference Centre. With 136 people...

Real-life Heroes

While all RailStaff Awards nominees are outstanding individuals, those put forward for the Samaritans Lifesaver Award are true, real-life heroes, each one of them...

RBF: supporting staff through the energy crisis

As we finally start to emerge from the winter months, soaring energy costs remain a fact of life. Average energy prices in the UK...

Greater Anglia thanks volunteers on Samaritans Awareness Day

Train operator Greater Anglia has thanked Samaritans volunteers for their life-saving work to mark the charity’s annual awareness campaign Talk To Us throughout July. Samaritans...

RBF offers school holiday support

Industry charity Railway Benefit Fund (RBF) has created a children’s fund specifically to help families who are struggling with the costs of living over...

Cost of living crisis

With the price of goods and energy going through the roof, RailStaff looks at the background to the cost-of-living crisis and what you can...

RSSB publishes results of rail industry mental health survey

Rail safety body RSSB has published its first mental health survey results, calling for better targeting of support to those that need it. On the...

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 misunderstandings There 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 games Have you ever been blamed for...