The Importance of Employee Mental Health in a Digital Age
by Ortis Deley | Published on 15 March 2019
I met with Marcia Watson, a mental health first aider from Great Northern, and Natasha Devon, a crusader for all things mental health and body positivity, to discuss the importance of employee mental health in a digital age.
Follow me as I travel from the iconic Kings Cross with Marcia to find out how Great Northern is working toward creating a better understanding of mental health and helping to transform lives within the workplace. I then journey on to Stevenage, meeting Natasha to discover how key campaigners like herself are helping to create more awareness around the importance of mental health nationwide.
Stress and hands-free travel to let the train take the strain
By Ortis Deley | Published on 15 February 2019
Confession Time! I’m a tech-head. I fully believe technology has the potential to make everything that little bit better. By this, I mean smoother, easier, a little more plain sailing. So when, through my work with Great Northern as one of their Line Residents, I was told about their investment in technology startups as part of the Billion Journey Project, I was intrigued.
The BJP, a Go-Ahead Group initiative (which Great Northern’s parent company, Govia Thameslink Railway, is part of), looks externally for solutions to prominent travel issues and has a funding accelerator to invest in ones with real potential to transform customers’ journeys. One of the latest investments is in a company called AirPortr – which has the aim of taking the strain out of one of life’s most stressful journeys - getting to and through the airport.
Train Simulator Technology: Behind the Scenes with Great Northern
By Ortis Deley | Published on 11 January 2019
Ortis Deley of The Gadget Show meets with John Tomlin and Tim Wells from Great Northern to discover how the rail operator is using technology to transform customer journeys. Find out how innovative new train simulator technology and best-in-class training is benefiting the roles of thousands of train drivers and ultimately providing a better service for customers.
More about Ortis
Ortis Deley is in his seventh year of hosting Channel 5’s very popular The Gadget Show, a role he loves and which has helped him develop a strong following. His love of science and technology began when he was a child who was very much into sci-fi and comic books, with his collection fast approaching 10,000 units! He is a self-confessed bonafide geek. Ortis has an honours degree in Pharmacy and is also a qualified personal trainer.