Samaritans and Network Rail: Suicide Prevention event

Pleased to see such a great turn out at the Suicide Prevention event held at the House of Commons today, led by the Samaritans and Network Rail #smalltalksaveslives

The rail industry has become influential in promoting the suicide prevention agenda nationally, focusing its efforts around a number of calls to action including:

  • working to de-stigmatise mental health and suicide and encourage vulnerable people to seek help
  • supporting the Government’s target of a 10 per cent reduction in suicides by 2020/21, with appropriate resources to be made available to ensure it is achieved
  • supporting the implementation of compulsory suicide prevention training for all those in the health sector
  • working with schools to make young people aware of mental health issues to allow them to look after themselves and others.

You can find out more here: https://www.networkrail.co.uk/communities/safety-in-the-community/suicide-prevention-railway/