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Rail Wellbeing Live is back! Join us on 17 & 18 November as we continue with our mission to improve health and wellbeing across the rail industry, for FREE. You can expect the same mix of fun, engaging and sometimes emotional virtual sessions from industry leaders and high-profile figures across the health and wellbeing arena. But we promise to be even bigger and better than last year!
And don’t forget, your wellbeing doesn’t need to wait till November! On the first Wednesday of every month we have our Wellbeing Wednesday livestream with an ever-changing panel of exciting guests. You can also involve your whole team with our bite sized Conversation Starters. They’re short films for use in team meetings to kick-start conversations about health and wellbeing. Our Wellbeing Library also offers a chance to catch-up on some of the amazing content from last year’s live event. And if you’re not one of the 9,000 people already signed up to Rail Wellbeing Live, then please subscribe here.
Why focus on health and wellbeing?
Better health equals a better life at home and at work
Improving your physical and mental wellbeing can impact so many different areas of your life, both at work and at home. However, for years in the rail industry we haven’t given health and wellbeing the attention it deserves.
When a workplace accident occurs, we rightly spend time challenging, questioning and learning where improvements could be made. What if we did the same for problems with our physical or mental health?
Rail Wellbeing Live puts health and wellbeing where it should be, at the top of the agenda. It’s time to change, and together we can make a real difference. Are you ready for the challenge?
Sam Turner | Strategic commercial director at Network Rail and a Rail Benefit Fund board member
I enjoyed a variety of sessions at last year’s event, especially Ruby Wax and her frazzled session which encouraged a real discussion amongst my team about how many of us quite often feel “frazzled”.
Kelvin Kasapatu | IT Technician, BAM Nuttall
It’s great that attitudes are changing now and we can all feel supported by the organisations we work for
John Dowsett | Managing Director Infrastructure, Geoffrey Osborne Ltd
Given the incredible challenges that we are currently experiencing, both in maintaining a safe and efficient railway and dealing with a more difficult environment in our personal lives, there has never been a more important time to ensure that we focus on the health and wellbeing of ourselves and our colleagues, supporting each other in a way that has not been done before.
Sam Turner | Strategic commercial director at Network Rail and a Rail Benefit Fund (RBF) board member
What’s stuck with me is a story following the session from the Rail Benefit Fund. A member of our railway family contacted us who, as a result of the pandemic, were struggling to feed their family. Having heard via Rail Wellbeing Live about the work of the RBF, they were able to contact us to seek help and we were able to arrange an emergency grant straight away.
John Halsall | Chair, Rail Wellbeing Alliance
Rail Wellbeing Live is a chance to put health and wellbeing at the top of the agenda and show how small changes can often deliver big results meaning healthier and happier lives for us, our families and our colleagues.
Alex Leslie | Senior communications manager at Network Rail
Dr Chatterjee’s session last year has made a real difference to my life, and I now listen to his podcasts whilst on my walks. I’ve learnt A LOT from him and shared what I can with my colleagues as part of our health and wellbeing activities. Without doubt, it’s helped me get through the last year at home. I feel sure I wouldn’t be as mentally strong as I am without it.
Catch up on past events
Make anxiety a thing of the past
Make anxiety a thing of the past
Dave Smithson from Anxiety UK discusses what causes anxiety, the signs to look out for and when/how to go about getting help.Read more
Putting positive mental health at the heart of railway leadershipRead more
Managing worriesRead more