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Stories Of Inspiration

Read and share these stories of inspiration about how a chat transformed the journey of these workmates.

The four words to lift a workmate's spirits

Wes Gordon is a pastoral carer who’s worked in the rail industry for over forty years. He understands the pressures and stresses rail workers face. Photo: Wes Gordon

NRL player Brett Finch on why workmates need to talk 

Life should have been sweet given the transition out of professional league and back in to the workforce can be hard for many players. But Finch admits that he struggled with the loss of football. Photo: Brett Finch

Psychologist Rachel Clements’ tips for helping a workmate open up

Is your gut telling you a workmate is behaving differently? Or that they don’t seem themselves of late? It might be time to start a conversation about how they’re travelling. Photo: Rachel Clements

Rail industry leaders share their tips on how to have an R U OK? conversation

David Irwin, CEO of Pacific National together with Nick King, General Manager of Network Operations for Metro Trains Melbourne and TK Ting, Head of Operational Planning for Metro Trains Melbourne all share their tips on how to have an R U OK? conversation.

How to help a workmate weather the storm

Have you noticed a workmate is behaving differently? Or doesn’t seem 100 per cent? Don’t ignore these signs. Instead, be a workmate’s mate – like Barry Roughley – and help them talk about what’s going on. Photo: Barry Roughley

Why we ride life’s rollercoaster together

Annual Relief Station Officer Jamie Robertson knows first-hand the difference workmates can make when the chips are down. Photo: Jamie Robertson

Why workplace conversations matter: Keeping each other on track

Senior Transit Officer Sue Jervis and Transit Officer Chantelle Webster believe checking in with your workmates makes the workplace safer. Photo:
Sue Jervis and Chantelle Webster

How roster shuffling, dog walks and lots of text messaging changed a workmate’s day

Mt Victoria train driver Tim Layton’s work plans came to a screeching halt when his wife was rushed from the airport to hospital, recently. Thanks to the can-do attitude of his boss and work mates, Tim was able to do what he needed to do. Photo: Tim Layton

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