Laying the tracks…

By November 29, 2018Uncategorized

Funding has been secured by the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) from the Department of Work and Pensions to assist rail companies and their employees dealing with the challenges of mental health conditions.

The primary purpose of the pilot scheme, expected to run until February 2020, is to improve organisations confidence in supporting positive mental health and assisting those most at risk of loss of employment due to mental health conditions.

Although many employers utilise Occupational Health services, the direct recruitment of a mental health support specialist is a one step further approach.  It will be interesting to review the impact of this as time goes on.