The only event bringing the rail industry together in support ofmental health

Absenteeism from poor mental health in the rail sector is estimated to cost the industry £300m a year, with 60% of rail staff suffering from mental health issues. Mind the Gap brings together senior rail professionals together in support of improving the way rail organisations approach the health and wellbeing of their staff. Attend the one-day conference to:

  1. Better understand the case for investing in mental health and wellbeing for your staff
  2. Gain best practices on how developing effective intervention programmes increase staff morale, productivity and give substantial ROI
  3. Be inspired by case studies highlighting the important work already happening within the industry
  4. Understand the potential cost of poor mental health on your business
  5. Learn how to develop a culture and strategy with mental health related interventions that are effective in supporting your staff

*According to Deloitte's "Mental Health: The Case for Investment" report.



Bernadette Kelly CB

Bernadette Kelly CB

Permanent Secretary
Department for Transport
Ian Prosser CBE

Ian Prosser CBE

HM Chief Inspector of Railways and Director of Railway Safety
Neil Franklin

Neil Franklin

Head of Skills Intelligence

Who attends?

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C-suite/Board level rail professionals 

  • Discover opportunities to increase productivity, reduce absence and decrease employee turnover.  
  • Network with your senior peers. 
  • Equip your business with the strategies needed to better support your staff.  
HR Directors in rail organisations

HR Directors in rail organisations  

  • Hear examples and gain inspiration from mental health work from across the industry. 
  • Equip yourself with the knowledge needed to present a business case to your seniors to implement a wellbeing strategy. 
  • Better understand how you can sensitively support the individual needs of your staff.  
Senior Managers in the rail sector

Senior Managers in the rail sector 

  • Learn how to create and implement a wellbeing strategy to better support your staff. 
  • Get tips on how to train your managers to identify potential issues early and deal with them effectively.  
  • Better understand how you can sensitively support the individual needs of your staff. 


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  • Rail Safety Week
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