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Let’s talk about stress


To help raise awareness on how stress can impact a person’s mental health, VolkerRail is hosting a webinar on Thursday 11 April, where guests can to hear from some great industry speakers and learn more about this very important subject.

The first step to managing stress is to learn how it affects us and why. This hour long session will cover the causes of stress, how to recognise it in ourselves and others, and techniques on how to positively manage stress in our everyday lives.

Guest speakers include:

  • Vikky Goodwin: BROS creator – VolkerRail
  • Angela Bradshaw: 2023 Platinum Awards Health and Safety Champion – VolkerFitzpatrick
  • John Ryan: Writer, performer and men’s health advocate
  • Henriette Lang: Chair of BHSF Culture Club - Ambassador at Doctors in Distress
  • John Sidebotham: Programme manager – mental health and wellbeing – Network Rail
  • James Brandon-Eley: Experienced freelance rail access planning consultant

Stress is something everyone feels, especially when managing changes or challenges in our lives. A little stress can be a good thing, but how we manage stress can make a big difference to our mental wellbeing. In the UK:

  • 79% of adults experience stress at least once a month [1] 
  • 52% of all workers are now battling burnout [2]
  • Only 13% of employees feel comfortable discussing their mental health openly at work [3]

To help reduce these numbers, many leading mental health organisations, such as, Health Assured, Mates in Mind and the Stress Management Society are promoting ways to help people make manageable adjustments to their daily routine and highlighting how small changes can have a major, profound impact on our mental health.

The webinar is hosted on Teams and will start at 3pm. To register, simply visit Stress Awareness Month 2024.

Vikky Goodwin, lead mental health champion for VolkerRail said: “Happiness is a place between too little and too much. The aim of our webinar is to help people find that place. We all manage stress in our own ways. Some thrive unme, it really gives us a chance to openly talk about stress factors, and how people can better respond to triggers in their work and personal lives.”