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...

Network Rail continues to support victims of domestic abuse

Network Rail has extended its support to domestic abuse victims by leading the rail industry in implementing an Online Safe Spaces service portal on its website. Developed by Royal Mail Group (RMG) in collaboration with crisis charity Hestia and their...

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 simple encouragement. The ‘RUOKToday?’ initiative came about from a chance conversation, in June 2015, between T-Inspector...

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 health is as important as our physical wellbeing. Polly Rivers has been talking with colleagues,...