The RWA and its subgroups coordinate a variety of health activities across the industry, so that legal requirements, cost benefits, and better health provision within organisations can be universally achieved. This includes concerns identified in the Leading Health and Safety on Britain's Railway (LHSBR) strategy. In particular, these relate to mental wellbeing, musculoskeletal disorders, fatigue, assessment and management of occupational health hazards, occupational health provision, reporting and monitoring of workforce health and wellbeing, as well as health promotion and ill health prevention.

Rail Leader Update – Health and Wellbeing 

Rail companies will benefit from more streamlined support with their health and wellbeing activities following the restructure of the Rail Wellbeing Alliance’s (RWA’s) subgroups. In this update for rail leaders, Joana Faustino, Principal Health and Wellbeing Specialist, gives the reasons behind the change. She also covers the latest initiatives of the RWA and its subgroups.


The RWA's guiding principles

  • We are volunteers who do this because we care, not because we’ve been told to.
  • The RWA is not a governance forum - it exists to support colleagues, open doors and as far as we can, lead by example.
  • Our plan is to draw on the best technical and leadership skills in the industry to deliver great results.
  • We use our industry networks to help share key and agreed narratives, maintaining a close relationship with sector groups.

The RWA reports directly to the LHSBR Executive Advisory Group and typically meets every six weeks. The group produces a summary of the ‘Key Messages’ after each meeting, which highlight work delivered or underway (see our resources section below).

If you have any questions or wish to contact the group, please email: Health&

RWA handbook

We have produced this guide to explain what we are doing to help the industry to be healthier and happier. Download the handbook at the end of this page.