Our health and well being event which was held over the 5th and 6th of March has been a huge success with excellent attendance from our workforce, customers and supply chain on both days. The event included the following activities: Access to a qualified Nurse who undertook a number of health checks and provided a range of health related leaflets, an excellent talk in relation to mental health awareness delivered by the inspirational “State of Mind” charity, demonstration on how to use a defibrillator, driver fatigue awareness session, healthy eating advice delivered by Network Rail chefs, Track Safety Alliance briefings and rail communications demonstrations and a talk on the importance of remaining hydrated. There were also a series of fun competitions and giveaways from our PPE provider Safeaid.
From the feedback received by attendees, the event was very well received and many people commented on how valuable the sessions were.
“I didn’t realise that I had high blood pressure and high cholesterol, I will be making an appointment with my GP”, “The talk delivered by State of Mind was very humbling and opened up communication among us on mental health awareness”, “It was great to have the opportunity to discuss healthy eating and lifestyle choices”f
During the event we held competitions on spin bikes kindly donated by PureGym with prizes that included 6 months gym membership and personal training sessions. Competition was fierce with money being donated to charity for taking part. We raised £500 which has been donated to the State of Mind mental health charity. Refreshments were also provided during the day and all leftover food was taken to a local drop in centre for young homeless people Lifeshare.
We would like to thank our sponsors State of Mind, Track Safety Alliance, SELECTEQUIP, Safeaid, Puregym, Cardiac Science, Volker Rail, Network Rail Chefs, Sterling Group, Express Medicals and Roomex for their valuable support along with all of those who contributed to making the event such a huge success. We will be holding another event later in the year and will provide further details nearer the time.