Day in, day out, come rain or shine the rail industry transports passengers and goods across the UK. This is certainly no small feat and whatever part you play in this mammoth task, your contribution is vital! There are however those among us who continually go above and beyond to support others and champion health and wellbeing in the rail industry. Those we can truly call … heroes.
We were looking for those who have really gone the extra mile to promote and deliver health and wellbeing in the rail industry. Those who demonstrate kindness, care and compassion that is an inspiration to others, whether it was colleagues or rail users. Those we can truly call…heroes.
Wellbeing Hero Winner 2023
Vikky is Lead Mental Health Champion at railway infrastructure contractor VolkerRail. Vikky pioneered the Building Relationships On Site (BROS) programme, which has changed the working environment at the company, making previously uncomfortable conversations feel comfortable. She built the programme with guidance from eight construction managers and six supervisors, with whom she discussed what the company could do differently to account for staff’s working patterns and locations. BROS is based on the concept of colleagues looking out for each other when on location. The programme built on workers’ usual ways of communicating and working together, harnessing that connection for the cause of promoting mental wellbeing.
Previous Wellbeing Hero Winners
FDM Manager, Siemens Mobility
His nominee quoted “Andy is a true gentleman and goes above and beyond to put the health and wellbeing of his colleagues first. Even though Andy is very busy, he always takes the time to talk to employees regardless of their job role – this has been received so well, with people saying he lifts up their spirits. He also sets aside one day a month to focus on the all the wellbeing matters that have been put into place, checking on their progress and ensuring they’re always actioned.
Wellbeing Hero Award Team Winner
Core Valley Lines team
Their nominee quoted: “The team have implemented many wellbeing initiatives, one of them is ‘Coffee Roulette’, where you can chat with people you’ve never met before. Once a month, your name is drawn out of a hat, and you have a conversation with someone from the business for 20 minutes. This has been well received and welcomed as unique and different way of getting to know the business, but also getting to know someone new and share experiences. which have positively impacted all colleagues across Amey, ensuring no one is left behind”.