Rail Wellbeing Live – Health and Wellbeing Event
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a knock-on effect on our health and wellbeing.
Ahead of the Rail Wellbeing Live event in November, organisers are holding Wellbeing Wednesdays on the first Wednesday of every month. These are 30-minute livestream sessions hosted by industry leaders, with wellbeing experts invited to share their advice on a whole range of health topics. Alongside this, they’re offering bite sized Conversation Starters – short films that can be used in team meetings to kick-start conversations about health and wellbeing.
Read more information about Wellbeing Wednesdays.
John Halsall, chair of the Rail Wellbeing Alliance and managing director for Network Rail’s Southern Region, said:
Why focus on health and wellbeing?
Improving your physical and mental wellbeing can impact many different areas of your life, both at work and at home. Yet for years the rail industry hasn’t given health and wellbeing the attention it deserves.
At RSSB, we want to help the rail industry become healthier. We have created guidance and toolkits on various health and wellbeing topics; for example, supporting staff who have experienced trauma and improve their mental wellbeing, all which is free to download from our website.
Dr Michelle O’Sullivan, a chartered clinical psychologist who leads RSSB’s health and wellbeing team, says:
“Good work can be good for our mental and physical health, increasing our life expectancy. We want to make the rail industry a place where people thrive. Our workforce is made up of all different types of people with different needs. We have curated a range of talks at RWL so that anyone can find something relevant to them.”
Register for Rail Wellbeing Live to view the full programme and plan your event.