Responding to traumatic incidents in rail
Rail workers who witness a suicide or other traumatic event can suffer from PTSD. This resource contains information on recovering from a potentially traumatic incident and where to go for support.
PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a change in the brain which can make it difficult to process traumatic events. It can affect memory, concentration, sleep, social interactions all of which could impact someone in the workplace. Each year there are about 200 suicides on the national rail network. Rail workers who witness a suicide, or other traumatic event, can suffer from PTSD.
This resource, designed for those in the rail industry, contains information and advice about PTSD. It includes a video looking at the causes and symptoms of PTSD, contact details for support, and guidance endorsed by major rail industry bodies.
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