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  • Self Compassion

    5 days ago

    Self compassion is part of the TfNSW Five Ways of Leading. This handout and webinar provide information and links to approaches to help you to assess and increase your own self compassion. By moving away from self judgement to self forgiveness, we are able to be gentler on ourselves during times of sudden and big change, such as COVID-19. With our own self compassion we are then able to accept others mistakes and support them. Self compassion is part of our common humanity.

    Self compassion is part of the TfNSW Five Ways of Leading. This handout and webinar provide information and links to approaches to help you to assess and increase your own self compassion. By moving away from self judgement to self forgiveness, we are able to be gentler on ourselves during times of sudden and big change, such as COVID-19. With our own self compassion we are then able to accept others mistakes and support them. Self compassion is part of our common humanity.

  • Support for domestic family violence and abuse

    11 days ago

    At Transport, we say no to domestic, family violence and abuse (DFVA). If you or someone you know may be impacted by DFVA, please know that there are many avenues of support available both via external specialist providers and internal support outlined below. We have a Transport policy and leave arrangements in place. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 000.

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    At Transport, we say no to domestic, family violence and abuse (DFVA). If you or someone you know may be impacted by DFVA, please know that there are many avenues of support available both via external specialist providers and internal support outlined below. We have a Transport policy and leave arrangements in place. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 000.

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    Workplace support

    Our biggest priority is to ensure the physical and psychological safety of our people, and we are committed to supporting you. Speak to your People Leader or People Partner about some of the many ways we can support you, including:

    • Working from a Transport office during Covid-19
    • 10 days Special Leave
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Changes to work location, or work station where practicable if required
    • Changing work contact details including email address and/or phone number
    • Supporting an employee’s safety plan by storing copies of important documents
    • Use of a safe word, sign or signal as a call for help

    Support lines

    • 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) is a 24/7 confidential service to support people impacted by domestic violence. There are also additional accessible services
    • NSW Domestic Violence Line (1800 65 64 63) is a 24/7 confidential service in New South Wales. Interpreters and Text Telephone (TTY) are available
    • Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800) provides support for children affected by family violence
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support lines
    • Men's Referral Service (1300 766 491) if a man is worried about his own behaviour or violence
    • Another Closet for LGBTI support on 1800 656 463. Includes information for supporting a friend or family member.

    Other support services

    • The Daisy App has information about support services in your local area. It’s free and includes safety features to help protect the privacy of people using it
    • The Sunny App has information and support services for people impacted and who have a disability
    • My Safety Kit is a reflection resource for people who are (or may be) impacted by domestic and family violence or abuse
    • Follow My Lead is an awareness raising resource for any person who may be listening to and responding to a person impacted
    • Familiarise yourself with the special leave available for people impacted by domestic and family violence or abuse (note: the supplied link is applicable for TfNSW and RMS employees but all divisions and agencies have provisions for special leave. Speak to your manager or P&C partner about the leave available to you).
    • Let your manager, People Partner or one of our Mental Health First Aiders know if you need support. They’re there to support you, can help you with the right course of action and the special leave you’re eligible for

    Finding a safe place to stay

    If you need somewhere to stay urgently, there are options available:

    • Link2Home 1800 152 152 if you have nowhere to stay. Link2Home is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. They can help with emergency temporary and crisis accommodation, including refuges.
    • Refuges will remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Services are following NSW Health regulations to maintain social distancing

    Helping someone else stay safe

    If you have concerns about someone’s immediate safety, please call 000. There are practical things we can all do support each other including regularly checking in on others by calling, text or video calls, and being educated and aware about DFVA. Here are some resources to learn more.

    • Follow My Lead is an awareness raising resource for any person who may be listening to and responding to a person impacted
    • 1800 Respect has a range of information and resources for people impacted as well as those wanting to support a potential impacted person
    • Domestic and Family Violence short course and videos developed by SBS and the Male Champions of Change, these short course/videos share the role employees can play in supporting people impacted by domestic and family violence or abuse
    • Please familiarise yourself with the special leave available for people impacted by domestic and family violence or abuse
    • This recent Women’s Agenda article on how to help someone experiencing violence or abuse at home during isolation has some good tips on how we can support others
    • Use of a safe word, sign or signal as a call for help
  • Do you know about MyCoach for People Leaders?

    11 days ago


    Leading people doesn’t mean you need have all the answers. If you need someone to talk to, MyCoach for People Leaders has professional coaches available to have confidential discussions to help you through workplaces issues or challenges.

    Whether you need advice on how to have a difficult conversation with a team member, or are feeling anxious and need to talk to someone, the MyCoach team are available to all Transport leaders. Phone or video appointments can be made by calling 1300 360 364 or visitng the Benehub website.

    If you have questions specific to leading through the current situation...


    Leading people doesn’t mean you need have all the answers. If you need someone to talk to, MyCoach for People Leaders has professional coaches available to have confidential discussions to help you through workplaces issues or challenges.

    Whether you need advice on how to have a difficult conversation with a team member, or are feeling anxious and need to talk to someone, the MyCoach team are available to all Transport leaders. Phone or video appointments can be made by calling 1300 360 364 or visitng the Benehub website.

    If you have questions specific to leading through the current situation and aren’t quite ready to talk to someone, check out the MyCoach for People Leaders during COVID-19 flyer here.


  • Sustaining Resilience Series - Positive Emotions Webinar

    22 days ago

    This webinar covers information and practical tips in how to increase positive emotions in our day-to-day. Research in to why positive emotions are so important is highlighted, as well as ways to add positive moments for ourselves, our workday and home-life. Use this webinar to help change your perspective on Covid-19, and to help others. Use it as a prompt as we go into a long weekend, to actively add Positivity.

    This webinar covers information and practical tips in how to increase positive emotions in our day-to-day. Research in to why positive emotions are so important is highlighted, as well as ways to add positive moments for ourselves, our workday and home-life. Use this webinar to help change your perspective on Covid-19, and to help others. Use it as a prompt as we go into a long weekend, to actively add Positivity.

  • Staywell Community

    about 2 months ago

    Staywell Community offers a platform for you to join the conversation on mental health and connect with others who are passionate about creating a mentally healthy workplace.

    There are a number of benefits to joining Staywell Community such as:

    • Engaging with others who are passionate about mental health
    • Learning additional skills to support your mental wellness
    • Reducing stress and gaining strength
    • Finding additional resources and information
    • Supporting others and connecting with Staywell mental health first aiders

    The platform will be hosted on MS Teams, you will need to download the app or access the page via Microsoft office 365.

    Joining is easy, send an email to Staywell team or send your details using MS Forms

    To find out more about other support available to you visit Staywell Support and Resources tabs.

    Staywell Community offers a platform for you to join the conversation on mental health and connect with others who are passionate about creating a mentally healthy workplace.

    There are a number of benefits to joining Staywell Community such as:

    • Engaging with others who are passionate about mental health
    • Learning additional skills to support your mental wellness
    • Reducing stress and gaining strength
    • Finding additional resources and information
    • Supporting others and connecting with Staywell mental health first aiders

    The platform will be hosted on MS Teams, you will need to download the app or access the page via Microsoft office 365.

    Joining is easy, send an email to Staywell team or send your details using MS Forms

    To find out more about other support available to you visit Staywell Support and Resources tabs.

  • Practical strategies for parents: supporting children in a Coronavirus world

    2 months ago

    Wednesday 1 April

    2.30pm - 3.00pm (AEDT)

    Are you worried about your children? Are your children anxious, stressed or acting out? As a parent you want to do everything you can to help your children be safe and to feel safe – but perhaps you’re unsure how to help.

    Join Benestar webinar with parenting expert, Dr Rosina McAlpine, and learn practical strategies to alleviate your children’s fear and stress levels, and to help them develop the resilience they need to get through the Coronavirus pandemic.

    Spaces are limited, so make sure to register ...

    Wednesday 1 April

    2.30pm - 3.00pm (AEDT)

    Are you worried about your children? Are your children anxious, stressed or acting out? As a parent you want to do everything you can to help your children be safe and to feel safe – but perhaps you’re unsure how to help.

    Join Benestar webinar with parenting expert, Dr Rosina McAlpine, and learn practical strategies to alleviate your children’s fear and stress levels, and to help them develop the resilience they need to get through the Coronavirus pandemic.

    Spaces are limited, so make sure to register early to secure your place. If you’re unable to attend the live event, a link to the recording of the webinar will be sent to everyone who registers, as well as a downloadable summary handout to share with your family.

  • Benestar Webinar - Health anxiety

    2 months ago
    If you’re feeling anxious about Coronavirus our employee assistance program partner, Benestar hosted a 30-minute webinar on ‘Health Anxiety’. If you missed the webinar, you can watch it here.

    The webinar covers:
    • understanding what health anxiety means
    • exploration of normal anxiety
    • health anxiety and the current COVID19 outbreak (common responses)
    • risk factors
    • managing the anxiety
    • help from Benestar
    To find our about other support available to you visit Staywell Support and Resources tabs.

    If you’re feeling anxious about Coronavirus our employee assistance program partner, Benestar hosted a 30-minute webinar on ‘Health Anxiety’. If you missed the webinar, you can watch it here.

    The webinar covers:
    • understanding what health anxiety means
    • exploration of normal anxiety
    • health anxiety and the current COVID19 outbreak (common responses)
    • risk factors
    • managing the anxiety
    • help from Benestar
    To find our about other support available to you visit Staywell Support and Resources tabs.

  • Your mental wellness matters

    2 months ago

    In our continued commitment to your health and wellbeing, we have partnered with Benestar to bring you a series of webinars to support you in staying well.

    Join us for Resilience 101 webinar from 12:30 - 1:30 Tuesday 24 March.

    • Gain a better understanding of stress and resilience
    • Recognise the impact resilience and stress can have on health and wellbeing
    • Identify resilient characteristics in self and others
    • Learn fundamental strategies to enhance resilience
    • Know where to seek further information and support

    Registering for the webinar is easy.

    If you can’t make the scheduled time, a link to watch the replay...

    In our continued commitment to your health and wellbeing, we have partnered with Benestar to bring you a series of webinars to support you in staying well.

    Join us for Resilience 101 webinar from 12:30 - 1:30 Tuesday 24 March.

    • Gain a better understanding of stress and resilience
    • Recognise the impact resilience and stress can have on health and wellbeing
    • Identify resilient characteristics in self and others
    • Learn fundamental strategies to enhance resilience
    • Know where to seek further information and support

    Registering for the webinar is easy.

    If you can’t make the scheduled time, a link to watch the replay of the webinar will be sent to everyone who registers and can be watched at a time that suits you.

    You can also share the recording with your team members. To find out about other support visit Staywell Support and Resources tabs.


  • Reflection on the year that’s been

    5 months ago

    The last few months have been packed with events focussed on our Mental Health. As we come to the close of the year, it is important to remember that mental health is something we should all prioritise at all times.

    Some key initiatives our teams have been involved in:

    RU OK Day on 14 September 2019 – focus on conversations between people about mental health and people taking the time to prioritise others.

    Mental Health Day on 10 October 2019 – focus on Mental Health awareness, education and advocacy.

    Mental Health and Safety Month in October – in addition to...

    The last few months have been packed with events focussed on our Mental Health. As we come to the close of the year, it is important to remember that mental health is something we should all prioritise at all times.

    Some key initiatives our teams have been involved in:

    RU OK Day on 14 September 2019 – focus on conversations between people about mental health and people taking the time to prioritise others.

    Mental Health Day on 10 October 2019 – focus on Mental Health awareness, education and advocacy.

    Mental Health and Safety Month in October – in addition to raising awareness of mental health issues, our Mental Health First Aiders completed their orientation day. Orientations occurred across 4 locations with approximately 80 people ready to work with teams across the state to make sure everyone has the opportunity to chat to and get advice on issues affecting them

    The StayWell Hub has also been relaunched which features a range of wellbeing materials and tutorials. You can view the following on the dedications Mental Health First Aiders Program intranet page:

    • A short video explaining the program
    • A full directory listing of out Mental Health first aiders
    • Individual posters showing Mental Health First Aiders by location

    The Staywell Program was a finalist in the Transport for NSW Recognition Awards 2019,

    Check out some photos of our teams getting involved in all things Mental Health related by clicking on the article heading.

  • Taking care of your financial wellbeing

    11 months ago

    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.