GTR expands suicide prevention support, offering training to key partners to mark World Suicide Prevention Day 2021

This World Suicide Prevention Day, GTR is reminding the public that a simple question can be all it takes to stop suicidal thoughtsThe company’s online training course shares vital rules to safely approach someone who appears vulnerableBy expanding the...

Thameslink and partners to host mental health hubs during Cows about Cambridge

To recognise its ongoing support for the theme of health and wellbeing at this year’s Cows about Cambridge art trail, official travel partner of the exhibition, Thameslink, will be hosting a drop-in mental health hub at Cambridge station. Staffed by...

Three quarters of adults in the south east have continued to make small talk with strangers during the pandemic as Network Rail and the...

As the country begins to readjust to life with easing restrictions, Network Rail and the wider rail industry joins charity to empower the public to act if they see someone who needs help by starting a conversationNew survey reveals...

Network Rail staff host football match for mental health charities supported by Pompey legend

Hot on the heels of last night's England match, another football match kicks off this Friday (9 July) to raise money for charities working to support mental health. The fixture, organised by Network Rail teams at Basingstoke and Havant, starts...

Volunteers brighten up Tamworth station during Mental Health Awareness Week

A railway station in Staffordshire has been made a little brighter this week thanks to team work between community-minded volunteers and adults with additional support needs. As part of Mental Health Awareness Week (May 10-16), a group of hard-working volunteers...

RSSB: Leading mental health awareness

Chartered psychologist and RSSB’s senior work psychologist, Joana Faustino, talks about mental health awareness. The rail industry integrates many complex systems that are supported by and dependent on our single most important asset: the workforce. From a mental wellbeing perspective, keeping...

FirstGroup train operating companies donate Delay Repay compensation to support vital mental health programme for children and young people

Customers travelling on all of FirstGroup’s rail companies including Avanti West Coast, Great Western Railway (GWR), Hull Trains, South Western Railway (SWR) and TransPennine Express (TPE) have the opportunity to donate their Delay Repay compensation to the Group’s UK...

Rail industry all aboard for Samaritans’ ‘Million Hour Challenge’

One year on from the first UK-wide lockdown announcement and as pandemic restrictions begin to ease over the coming months, Samaritans is encouraging the rail industry to donate its time and support the charity as part of the ‘Million...

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 an experienced chaplain, having first gained experience as an outreach worker within schools and as...

‘There is always hope’ campaign launched as new research shows huge rise in mental health issues across Britain as a result of the pandemic

69% of 18-24 year olds say their mental health has been negatively impacted by the pandemicAlmost half (48%) of all adults across Britain are struggling with their mental healthNetwork Rail launches new ‘There is Always Hope’ campaign with national mental...

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HS2 fan names new carbon-friendly freight train

A teenage rail fan has been given the honour of naming a Class 66 locomotive that will transport HS2...