The train driver asking men to open up about mental health


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Heather Waugh is Scotland’s only female freight train driver, and she’s committed to improving the mental health of her male colleagues. Her work was inspired partly by a traumatic incident she witnessed while driving a train, when a young man took his life on the tracks. Now she’s been trained by a mental health charity to spot the early warning signs of mental health problems. She spoke to Outlook’s Andrea Kennedy. If you are feeling emotionally distressed, support is available internationally at and in the UK at Picture: Heather Waugh Credit: BBC Presenter: Andrea Kennedy Producer: Harry Graham Get in touch:

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