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Stay up to date with the latest news and events.

Stay up to date with the latest news and events.

  • Taking care of your financial wellbeing

    5 days ago
    Coins savings thumb

    We have partnered with First State Super to help you take care of your financial wellbeing and to help put you on track for a secure and successful financial future.

    First State Super will be hosting a range of financial wellness workshops across various locations that are tailored to a range of life stages.

    Workshops will run for approximately 60 minutes and are open and relevant to all staff, not just members of First State Super. There will also be some time for a Q&A to cover any topics that are important to you.

    The financial workshops cover three areas:

    1. Starting out in your career
    2. Building your wealth
    3. Eyes on retirement

    REGISTER NOW to attend a financial wellness workshop near you and to find more detail on what each workshop covers.

    Please visit our Health and Wellbeing page for all employee support programs offered to you.

    We have partnered with First State Super to help you take care of your financial wellbeing and to help put you on track for a secure and successful financial future.

    First State Super will be hosting a range of financial wellness workshops across various locations that are tailored to a range of life stages.

    Workshops will run for approximately 60 minutes and are open and relevant to all staff, not just members of First State Super. There will also be some time for a Q&A to cover any topics that are important to you.

    The financial workshops cover three areas:

    1. Starting out in your career
    2. Building your wealth
    3. Eyes on retirement

    REGISTER NOW to attend a financial wellness workshop near you and to find more detail on what each workshop covers.

    Please visit our Health and Wellbeing page for all employee support programs offered to you.

  • Managing through change and uncertainty – Support sessions available

    21 days ago

    Going through change at work can be challenging, particularly when there’s uncertainty about what’s going to happen.

    Getting the support you need during times of change is vital, which is why we have developed face-to-face support sessions focussed around change and resilience for our people and leaders in RMS and TfNSW as we transition to our new operating model. Sessions are currently being scheduled across a number of sites with plans to roll out across further locations in the near future.

    These 90 minute long sessions are now available in Equip for self-registration:

    • Individuals: MCI01F - Managing Ourselves Through Change and Uncertainty
    • Managers: MCL01F - Managing Others Through Change and Uncertainty

    If you have any questions, please speak with your people partner.


    Going through change at work can be challenging, particularly when there’s uncertainty about what’s going to happen.

    Getting the support you need during times of change is vital, which is why we have developed face-to-face support sessions focussed around change and resilience for our people and leaders in RMS and TfNSW as we transition to our new operating model. Sessions are currently being scheduled across a number of sites with plans to roll out across further locations in the near future.

    These 90 minute long sessions are now available in Equip for self-registration:

    • Individuals: MCI01F - Managing Ourselves Through Change and Uncertainty
    • Managers: MCL01F - Managing Others Through Change and Uncertainty

    If you have any questions, please speak with your people partner.


  • Introductory Course - Mindful Wisdom

    about 1 month ago
    Mindful wisdom
    There is research to suggest that mindfulness has some benefits for mental wellbeing, and for managing depression and anxiety. It is also helpful when it comes to managing some long-term physical conditions, helping people better deal with pain or discomfort. There are a number of benefits that have been reported by those who practice mindfulness including improved memory, better concentration, better stress management and less rumination (just to name a few!). Mindfulness is essentially the practice of being in the present moment.

    There are a number of ways to practice mindfulness, including apps and classes, and we have included some...

    There is research to suggest that mindfulness has some benefits for mental wellbeing, and for managing depression and anxiety. It is also helpful when it comes to managing some long-term physical conditions, helping people better deal with pain or discomfort. There are a number of benefits that have been reported by those who practice mindfulness including improved memory, better concentration, better stress management and less rumination (just to name a few!). Mindfulness is essentially the practice of being in the present moment.

    There are a number of ways to practice mindfulness, including apps and classes, and we have included some information on an affordable course that will teach you some elements of mindful practice. This is also a great way to start to understand yourself more, to build resilience and also provides a forum in which you may be able to connect with other like-minded individuals.

    School of Practical Philosophy

    Course Details
    • Start: Monday, May 27, 2019
    • End:Monday, August 12, 2019
    • Cost: Normally $360, the course is being offered for a non-refundable and non-transferable $15 admin fee
    • Locations: CBD, Manley, Wahroonga and Central Coast


    Read more about the School of Practical Philosophy and find more information about Mindful Wisdom course.


    The primary aim of the School is freedom. The sort of practical freedom which allows a person to simply be themselves, with the confidence that comes from complete self-knowledge.

    The secondary aim of the School depends on the first aim. With the confidence that comes from self-knowledge, individuals use their talents to uplift the communities in which they live. As a result, their horizons become broader, their world larger, their sense of themselves more universal. These aims are fulfilled through two kinds of work: work with and on one’s own self; and work with and for others.

    Mindful Wisdom and the courses which follow provide the knowledge and the tools for these two kinds of work, in a step-by-step, systematic and inspiring way.

    About the course

    The Mindful Wisdom course explores ways of bringing history’s great philosophical insights into our everyday lives. It is a course which helps you to become more mindful, more connected and more alive.

    The course looks at life and its meaning; and the world and its causes. It asks you to think about what holds us back and what sets us free. Based on the classic philosophies of East and West, it invites students to see life as a place to test the words of the wise.

    It asks, ‘who am I?’ and gives practical ways to explore the answer. It considers wisdom and how it is acquired; levels of awareness and consciousness; the power of reason; beauty and the possibility of unity behind everything.

    Course structure and outline

    Mindful Wisdom is the first course students undertake in the School. The courses consist of 11 sessions of 2.5hrs each. Students receive a course folder, session handouts and morning tea or supper at each session.
    • The nature of wisdom
    • Self-discovery and self-knowledge
    • Different levels of awareness and wakefulness
    • The power of mindfulness and the present moment
    • What it means to live justly
    • The nature of energy and how to best use energy
    • The light of reason
    • The nature of beauty
    • Finding unity in diversity

    PLEASE NOTE: Attendance at the first class of the 11-week Mindful Wisdom course is most important. It is recommended that students do not miss any of the first 3 sessions. Please discuss with your tutor on the first night if you will be absent so they can accommodate your needs.




  • Staywell program launch & Rail R U OK? Day events

    about 2 months ago
    Ruok os briefing

    On Thursday 11th April 2019, on Rail R U OK? Day, we launched our mental health and wellness program – Staywell. This signalled the beginning of a roll-out of a number of initiatives, one of which was the go-live of our Staywell Hub. The hub contains a growing number of resources for TfNSW staff, including links to online information, tips and tools to help you stay well and support others, and links to two e-learning modules which are now available. We encourage you to visit regularly, as we are constantly updating this page.

    On Thursday 11th April 2019, on Rail R U OK? Day, we launched our mental health and wellness program – Staywell. This signalled the beginning of a roll-out of a number of initiatives, one of which was the go-live of our Staywell Hub. The hub contains a growing number of resources for TfNSW staff, including links to online information, tips and tools to help you stay well and support others, and links to two e-learning modules which are now available. We encourage you to visit regularly, as we are constantly updating this page.

  • Mental Health First Aider EOI

    3 months ago
    First aider

    At TfNSW, we believe that mental health and wellbeing is key to our organisational success and sustainability. As part of the TfNSW Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy, we have introduced a workplace program to put this value into action.

    The Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) program will train and support a network of MHFA volunteers across our agency to help people who require support and assistance to stay mentally well.

    To express your interest in becoming a TfNSW volunteer Mental Health First Aider, please complete the following EOI online.

    To find out more about the program, see our Mental Health First Aider Factsheet and visit our program page.

    Employees interested in becoming a Metal Health First Aider will have to meet the following criteria:

    • Be a permanent TfNSW employee
    • Have a keen interest in mental health issues
    • Demonstrate an ability to relate well to other employees
    • Have their manager’s support

    Closing date for the EOI is Thursday 2nd of May


    At TfNSW, we believe that mental health and wellbeing is key to our organisational success and sustainability. As part of the TfNSW Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy, we have introduced a workplace program to put this value into action.

    The Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) program will train and support a network of MHFA volunteers across our agency to help people who require support and assistance to stay mentally well.

    To express your interest in becoming a TfNSW volunteer Mental Health First Aider, please complete the following EOI online.

    To find out more about the program, see our Mental Health First Aider Factsheet and visit our program page.

    Employees interested in becoming a Metal Health First Aider will have to meet the following criteria:

    • Be a permanent TfNSW employee
    • Have a keen interest in mental health issues
    • Demonstrate an ability to relate well to other employees
    • Have their manager’s support

    Closing date for the EOI is Thursday 2nd of May


  • Snack-sized psychology to nourish your mind

    3 months ago
    Snak sized psych

    If you attended the launch of the Staywell Program at Lee St on the April 11, you would have seen ‘intangible goods’ and may have picked up a ‘snack’.


    Intangible Goods

    "To break down stigma and isolation, we are helping raise awareness and understanding of mental illness. [Intangible Goods] is a great way of encouraging more people to think about this important topic and hopefully assist those in need."

    — Lord Mayor Clover Moore


    On the surface, we’re rich. But deep down, we’re poor - we’re more stressed, depressed, anxious and alone than ever before. Just imagine if you could shop for your mental needs, as easily as your physical ones?

    Intangible Goods is an Australian initiative with the goal to normalise our mental health needs in every corner of society - from schools and universities, to workplaces and other organisations.

    Created by Elizabeth Commandeur and Mark Starmach in collaboration with mental health professionals.

    A play on the world of junk food and vending machines, we’re giving people tangible tools to feed their daily mental needs and explore tricky topics like depression, anxiety, stress and loneliness in a fun, snack-sized way.

    From bags of 'Bravery' to bars of 'Belonging', ten snack-sized products that feed your psyche, not your sweet tooth - made with mental health professionals. Every package is different with carefully-selected contents - some contain origami and pencils, others hold maps and little games. But all intend to tickle a mental need in an unexpected way.

    Profits from the products sales go to organisations researching mental illness or offering support to those experiencing mental health issues, including the Wayahead, Mission Australia, Flourish Australia, Rural Aid, Schizophrenia Research Institute at NeuRA, NSW Mental Health Association (WayAhead), and beyondblue.

    For more information or to purchase Intangible Goods see the video or visit www.intangiblegoods.co



    If you attended the launch of the Staywell Program at Lee St on the April 11, you would have seen ‘intangible goods’ and may have picked up a ‘snack’.


    Intangible Goods

    "To break down stigma and isolation, we are helping raise awareness and understanding of mental illness. [Intangible Goods] is a great way of encouraging more people to think about this important topic and hopefully assist those in need."

    — Lord Mayor Clover Moore


    On the surface, we’re rich. But deep down, we’re poor - we’re more stressed, depressed, anxious and alone than ever before. Just imagine if you could shop for your mental needs, as easily as your physical ones?

    Intangible Goods is an Australian initiative with the goal to normalise our mental health needs in every corner of society - from schools and universities, to workplaces and other organisations.

    Created by Elizabeth Commandeur and Mark Starmach in collaboration with mental health professionals.

    A play on the world of junk food and vending machines, we’re giving people tangible tools to feed their daily mental needs and explore tricky topics like depression, anxiety, stress and loneliness in a fun, snack-sized way.

    From bags of 'Bravery' to bars of 'Belonging', ten snack-sized products that feed your psyche, not your sweet tooth - made with mental health professionals. Every package is different with carefully-selected contents - some contain origami and pencils, others hold maps and little games. But all intend to tickle a mental need in an unexpected way.

    Profits from the products sales go to organisations researching mental illness or offering support to those experiencing mental health issues, including the Wayahead, Mission Australia, Flourish Australia, Rural Aid, Schizophrenia Research Institute at NeuRA, NSW Mental Health Association (WayAhead), and beyondblue.

    For more information or to purchase Intangible Goods see the video or visit www.intangiblegoods.co



  • Staywell - your mental wellness matters

    3 months ago
    Staywell tile

    We want to improve everyone’s experience of work and create a workplace where our people feel safe and supported. We’re rolling out a mental health and wellness program -Staywell on Rail RU OK Day – 11th April.

    One in six Australian workers will be experiencing a mental illness. Many others will be experiencing the initial signs of mental illness including insomnia, worry and fatigue (Black Dog Institute).

    Early detection of mental health issues followed by appropriate, timely intervention and support can significantly reduce the severity, duration and recurrence of mental health issues and associated disadvantages.

    Across TfNSW we are rolling out a Mental Health First Aider program, as part of our new Staywell program, to help people who require support and assistance in mental health issues. Learn more about the role here and apply to become a Mental Health First Aider

    Our new Staywell hub will contain a growing amount of resources including links to online information, tips and tools to help you stay well – and if you’re a manager, information and tools to help you support your team. It also links to two e-learning modules on Equip on managing mental health risks at work and how to approach someone you are concerned about:

    Everyone has a role to play in creating a mentally healthy workplace – it is a shared responsibility.


    We want to improve everyone’s experience of work and create a workplace where our people feel safe and supported. We’re rolling out a mental health and wellness program -Staywell on Rail RU OK Day – 11th April.

    One in six Australian workers will be experiencing a mental illness. Many others will be experiencing the initial signs of mental illness including insomnia, worry and fatigue (Black Dog Institute).

    Early detection of mental health issues followed by appropriate, timely intervention and support can significantly reduce the severity, duration and recurrence of mental health issues and associated disadvantages.

    Across TfNSW we are rolling out a Mental Health First Aider program, as part of our new Staywell program, to help people who require support and assistance in mental health issues. Learn more about the role here and apply to become a Mental Health First Aider

    Our new Staywell hub will contain a growing amount of resources including links to online information, tips and tools to help you stay well – and if you’re a manager, information and tools to help you support your team. It also links to two e-learning modules on Equip on managing mental health risks at work and how to approach someone you are concerned about:

    Everyone has a role to play in creating a mentally healthy workplace – it is a shared responsibility.