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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,...

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 self-help app, which offers people practical ways to cope and stay safe if they're going...

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, launched exactly one year ago, has provided staff with the skills needed to be able...

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Passengers encouraged to travel safely as covid restrictions eased

With many shops and businesses open again and schools set to return after the Easter break, Transport for Greater...