The rail industry’s suicide prevention programme provides a range of training and learning materials to support industry personnel to play an important role in preventing suicide on the network and to support those who may be affected by a suicide incident.
A handy sized reference tool to support a referral to Samaritans if you encounter someone in need of emotional support.
BTP Third Party Referral poster
A poster providing information on the Samaritans referral process if you encounter someone in need of emotional support.
Managing Suicidal Contacts
The Managing Suicidal Contacts course provides rail staff with the skills and confidence to recognise and support a potentially suicidal person on the rail network. The course provides practical guidance for how to identify, approach and engage with a vulnerable person, how to move them away to a place of safety and where to go for further support.
This course is particularly relevant for those working at stations, on trains or on track who have contact with the public
The number of life-saving interventions made each year is rising and we know that they are saving lives. Why not find out more about the MSC course and gain the skills to save a life?
This NSPSG pocket handbook contains all the basic yet essential information to help you make a difference and can be used as an aide memoir to the key topics covered in the Learning Tool.
Information on how to identify and approach a person in need on a pocket sized double sided card.
Back on Track
Detailed advice for staff who may find themselves involved in the management of traumatic events, such as Network Rail Mobile Operations Managers or in their aftermath, train depot maintenance personnel.
Journey to Recovery
A guidance document providing advice and support for drivers and driver managers who have, or who might witness traumatic events such as suicides, or who needed to offer support to those that have.
Delivery and communications guidance
This document provides information to support roll-out of the Learning Tool in briefings, on intranets and in inductions. It also provides content for communicating your roll-out within your organisation.
Blank intervention form
This form has been created to help the industry capture details of staff experiences when making contact with someone who was potentially suicidal on the railway. By sharing your experience, it will help the RISSG identify where there may be an emerging issue and how to better target resources.