This year sees the launch of Rail Wellbeing Live! on 4th and 5th November.  It is set to be the biggest FREE wellbeing event in the history of the industry.  With more than 140 speakers and 80 sessions to choose from, whatever part of the rail industry you work in, and whatever your job, there is something to interest you.  Our industry rightly take safety incredibly seriously, but stress and ill health are also very prevalent.  Despite the sometimes devastating impact that these can have, it is not an issue that receives enough attention.  Rail Wellbeing Live! is set to change that, and has been created to help us all lead a healthier life, physically and mentally, as we also face the ongoing challenges of COVID-19.


Hosted by a mix of wellbeing experts, industry leaders and some surprising famous faces, namely comedian and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax, Embarrassing Bodies star Dr. Dawn Harper, and BBC Breakfast’s resident GP, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, everyone will have the chance to take part in a range of activities including:
• meeting our doctor of happiness Andy Cope
• discovering how to get a great night’s sleep by Dr Sophie Bostok
• hearing from Dr Lorimer Mosely – a world leader in back pain management
• following guided workshops in tai chi, laughter yoga, and mindfulness
• learning how to live without beer for a year
• finding time for the sweary scientist
• attending money worries workshops with the Railway Benefit Fund


We don’t expect you to join all the session, rather ‘pick n mix’ the topics that interest you.  A full agenda is now available on our website where you can register and begin choosing what you want to see and who you want to hear from.  This FREE event is for everyone in the rail industry, and we want to make sure this is communicated far and wide.  We need everyone’s support to ensure that the wellbeing message is reaching frontline staff, office workers, shift works and anyone in between.


For all the latest information and to register for the event, visit


Some more targeted sessions that will interest safety and HR professionals:
• Keynote from professor Dame Carol Black on why a healthy worker is a safe worker
• Data in health and wellbeing by Ben Goldacre
• Making work a place that cultivates wellbeing
• Osbornes on extending their safety culture programme to include wellbeing
• How to mange complex medical outcomes
• The importance of fatigue to the industry
• Creating healthy cultures – what can we learn from safety behaviour culture change
• The power of peers – setting up wellbeing champions
• Small changes – big results: how to create lasting behaviour change
• Exploring love in leadership: why love is sorely needed in leadership today
• The wellbeing benefits of inclusive cultures
• Developing a culture which embraces wellbeing – where to start and how to make it last!
• How to manage menopause in the workplace
• Healthy management of digital technology in challenging times

Rail Wellbeing Live