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Rail R U OK? Day

Rail R U OK? Day 2016 will be on 21 April 2016. The industry-wide event focuses on engaging rail staff in conversations about their emotional status by prompting them to answer one simple question: Are you ok?

While we cannot eliminate depression or anxiety in one day, it is our hope that this project takes us a step forward in addressing stigma surrounding emotional and mental trauma that might manifest as a result of exposure to incidents on the rail.

By making every day a Rail R U OK? Day we can create an environment of support and encouragement so that asking if one is “OK” becomes standard industry practice.

TrackSAFE and R U OK? developed a range of tools to help participating organisations launch their very own Rail R U OK? Day events.

If you would like to be a Company Champion for Rail R U OK? Day 2016, please email

As well as the Sydney launch, a range of events were held across Australia, including morning teas, 'speed mate-ing', EAP talks and other creative ways to engage staff.

We would like to thank R U OK? and all of the organisations involved in Rail R U OK? Day 2015:

ARTC, Aurizon, Bombardier, Brookfield Rail, Capital Metro, Commonwealth Bank Australia, Downer Rail, Genesee & Wyoming Australia Pty Ltd, John Holland Rail (Country Regional Network), KDR Gold Coast, Manildra Group, McConnell Dowell, Metro Trains Melbourne, NSW TrainLink, Pacific National, PTA WA, PTV, Queensland Rail, Rio Tinto, rt health fund, RTBU, SCT Logistics, Sydney Trains, TasRail, Transdev Sydney, Transport for NSW, UGL Rail, V/Line and Yarra Trams.               

We look forward to continued support and increased participation for Rail R U OK? Day 2016.