Inspiring healthy lives across the railway

Who we are

We welcome you to be a part of the change

Rail Wellbeing Live is the biggest health and wellbeing movement in the history of the rail industry. It was set-up in 2020 by a cross industry group, the Rail Wellbeing Alliance, with a simple mission … to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone who works in rail. And that mission only became more crucial, as COVID swept in and created mental and physical health crisis on a scale that we are still trying to understand.

The health of our country’s railways depends on the health of the 240,000 colleagues who keep our industry moving, whether you’re driving our trains, maintaining our infrastructure, staffing our stations or making sure everyone gets paid.

The unique working environment of the railway means we face a unique set of health challenges. Accidents and traumatic events can have a deep and lasting impact for mental health. Occasional aggressive customer behaviour can cause additional anxiety, stress and, in rare cases, physical injury. Clearing vegetation, laying ballast and cleaning trains is physically demanding and can lead to muscle and bone injuries later in life. The weight of responsibility in keeping passengers safe on trains every day weighs heavier in some roles, and that can also take its toll.

Rail Wellbeing Live was created to help address these challenges, so together we can improve the collective health of the rail industry. The annual event brings together many people from across our industry, all committed to finding out how they can become fitter and more resilient as individuals and organisations, both now and in the future.

Rail Wellbeing Live

Inspiring healthy lives across the railway

Thousands of you tuned into this year’s FREE online event to listen to 135 inspirational speaks deliver over 50 hours of wellbeing sessions and workshops.

  • Four themes
  • Two days
  • Over 16,000 people
  • One industry changing event

The benefits

Healthier teams, stronger industry

Focus on you

Give your physical and mental wellbeing the attention it deserves. Learn ways to lead a healthier and happier life day by day.

Focus on your family

Focussing on your wellbeing doesn’t just have a positive impact on you. Its impact will be felt by friends and loved ones inspired by your choices.

Focus on your team

Encourage your wider team to take part and see the huge difference it will make to your communication, productivity and growth.

Focus on the industry

If each individual begins to invest in their own wellbeing, then we’re building a stronger rail industry for the future.

Ready to get started?

Join Wellbeing Wednesday, a series of monthly livestreams that take place on the first Wednesday of each month. We’ll be joined by a variety of experts, covering many different aspects of health and wellbeing. Find out when the next Wellbeing Wednesday is being broadcast or catch-up on a previous recording.

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