West Midlands Trains wins top award for mental health campaign

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West Midlands Trains has announced that it has been recognised for working to raise awareness of mental health issues.

They were recognised at this year’s Institute of Internal Communications (IoIC) awards.

The train operating company won Best Ongoing Campaign at the awards, for it’s ‘Hear to Listen’ initiative.

‘Hear to Listen’ includes a range of activities, which encourage staff to take an interest in the mental health of both themselves and colleagues.

What did the officials say?

Lesley Heath, safety and environment director for West Midlands Trains said:

“We all need to be aware of our mental health, as issues can affect any one of us, at any time. As a company, it is important that we are fully inclusive and support our staff across all levels of the business. It is a real honour to receive this award, which sets us in the right direction to continue the work we have started in engaging and supporting our staff in this area.”

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