Michele Ashton for Induction Video for Greater Anglia Staff
Michele is the Railway Mission chaplain for the Greater Anglia area, including Stratford and Liverpool Street. With the lockdown of the last year and the associated travel restrictions, Michele was asked to create a video for the Greater Anglia train operating company's staff induction. This is her video where she explains a little about the importance of talking about your mental health wellness and wellbeing.
This video of the 'heroes of STM Group Ltd' was made for World Suicide Prevention Day 2020 and is aimed at raising awareness of the incredible work done by these colleagues on the railway to help reduce the incidents of self-harm and suicide on the network.
Even in the darkest of times, there is hope, if you will reach out and take hold of a helping hand.
In 2008 Humphrey Gillott was the chaplain based at Euston Station and covered the area around London North up to Wolverton. This is a day in his life as a chaplain in 2008.
Humphrey continued to work with Railway Mission after his retirement on a voluntary basis, but has been fully retired now for a number of years but remains a wonderful support to the work of the chaplaincy.
Published 31 March 2009
Richard Cook was the Railway Chaplain for the North West. This BBC Inside Out program followed Richard for the day and looked at the work he was doing at the time.
From Signalers to British Transport Police, Stations staff to the Grayrigg Train derailment, which was a fatal rail crash that occurred on 23 February 2007, the program looks at the work of a chaplain in supporting those who work on the railway network.
Colin at Rugby Station with Avanti Staff member Jordan. As the railway industry begins to return to normal service post-Covid-19 lockdown, BBC Sunday Morning Live looks at the support provided to rail staff and some of the pressures they can experience.
Published 26 July 2020
Premier Christian Radio SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE... Liam Johnston was asked to record a piece to camera about the railway chaplaincy and the response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the railway industry.
Video for the IMechE Luncheon
Published 27 February 2020
Liam Johnston, Michele Ashton and Chief Superintendent Gregory of British Transport Police explain a little of the value of Chaplaincy to the railway industry.
Published March 2019
As assaults on rail staff rise, BBC Inside Out South East looks at the use of body cameras and the support the staff have from the company and chaplaincy. With Railway Mission's Chaplain John Robinson
Published 17 October 2018
Attacks on rail staff have more than halved since an operator introduced body-worn cameras, new figures show. Virgin Trains report the number of assaults on staff has fallen following the introduction of 275 cameras in February. Incidents of assaults fell from 20 in March to just six in September. The industry has found that attacks on barrier staff fell by 47% when they were wearing the cameras during a pilot study last year. Our Chaplain Michele was interviewed about the seriousness of assaults and the support Railway Mission chaplains provide to railway staff.