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Rail Wellbeing Live 2020 launched

Rail Wellbeing Live is a new online event that will take place on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 November 2020.

This free, virtual health and wellbeing event is for everyone who works in the rail industry. Through a range of presentations, livestreams and workshops, it has been created to inspire those in rail to lead a healthier life.

Hosted by a mix of wellbeing experts, rail people and some surprising famous faces, everyone gets the chance to take part in a range of activities including:

  • Meet our doctor of happiness;
  • Find time for the sweary scientist!
  • Discover how to get a great night’s sleep;
  • Follow guided workshops in tai chi, yoga, and mindfulness;
  • Practice simple exercises to help with back pain;
  • Learn how to live without beer for a year;
  • Attend money worries workshops.

Registration is open now at www.railwellbeinglive.co.uk .

John Halsall, chair of the Rail Wellbeing Alliance, and managing director of the Southern region of Network Rail, explained why the event is so important: “Rail Wellbeing Live will help to get health and wellbeing to the top of the agenda where it belongs.

“When there is a serious safety incident everyone rightly challenges, and learns from it, but when someone suffers because they are physically unfit or due to mental health problems, there is not as much thought. Too often we shrug our shoulders and move on in the same way as we would have 50 years ago with a workforce accident.

“Rail Wellbeing Live will change this way of thinking.”

To get the industry talking about their health and wellbeing, there will be a series of fortnightly livestreams on Wednesdays during September and October. Wellbeing Wednesdays will cover a range of topics from happiness and fatigue to the benefits of laughing during yoga!

Like the main event, the livestreams are free to attend and will be broadcast every Wednesday on the Rail Wellbeing website and social channels at 11am. The first, broadcast on Wednesday 2 September, is shown below:

Nigel Wordsworth BSc(Hons) MCIJhttp://therailengineer.com
SPECIALIST AREAS Rolling stock, mechanical equipment, project reports, executive interviews Nigel Wordsworth graduated with an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, after which he joined the American aerospace and industrial fastener group SPS Technologies. After a short time at the research laboratories in Pennsylvania, USA, Nigel became responsible for applications engineering to industry in the UK and Western Europe. At this time he advised on various engineering projects, from Formula 1 to machine tools, including a particularly problematic area of bogie design for the HST. A move to the power generation and offshore oil supply sector followed as Nigel became director of Entwistle-Sandiacre, a subsidiary of the Australian-owned group Aurora plc. At the same time, Nigel spent ten years as a Technical Commissioner with the RAC Motor Sports Association, responsible for drafting and enforcing technical regulations for national and international motor racing series. Joining Rail Engineer in 2008, Nigel’s first assignment was a report on new three-dimensional mobile mapping and surveying equipment, swiftly followed by a look at vegetation control machinery. He continues to write on a variety of topics for most issues.


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