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Staff share important message for Rail R U OK?Day

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

10 April 2019

Turning a train of thought into a meaningful conversation, started by a simple “are you ok?”, can make a big difference in the life of your workmate.

This is a sentiment well understood by DPTI rail staff, who know better than anyone the pressures they face as part of their day-to-day work life.

Rail R U OK?Day will be held on Thursday 11 April this year and encourages all staff to have these meaningful conversations on a regular basis.

DPTI Director of Rail Operations Rob Stopp would like to see everyone have each other’s back, to ask how people are travelling, and to listen and show support every day.

“Our rail family are great at gathering together to support each other during stressful times,” Rob said. “But it’s also important to talk regularly about the smaller things that might be playing on your mind.”

DPTI’s tram and rail operations staff and rail maintenance teams are joining more than 50,000 Australians and New Zealanders to take a moment, share a coffee and do just that at morning teas through April and May.

Hear what Rail R U OK?Day means to them and the simple ways that they reach out to their workmates.

How our teams joined in

Tram operations staff at a morning tea
Tram Operations

Rail operations staff in a group photo
Rail Operations

A group of people, some holding R U OK?Day signs
Gawler Rail Electrification Project

Rail R U OK?Day is an annual initiative from the TrackSAFE Foundation and R U OK? to encourage the entire rail industry to have this conversation regularly. Find more information and tips for how to start the conversation on the Rail RU OK?Day website.