Rail suicide affects us all and each of us can play a part in the Suicide Prevention Programme to stop them. This module introduces the issues faced by the rail industry and its people in preventing suicides on the network and what to expect from the Learning Tool.
What is an intervention and why do they work? To understand this we need to consider how a vulnerable or suicidal person may feel. In this module we explore suicidal feelings and how offering support at the right time can prevent an individual taking their own life.
There are many common thoughts and preconceptions about suicidal people that can prevent us from offering help. In this module we hear from rail personnel about their beliefs and feelings towards those taking their lives and how their experiences following an intervention have changed these views.
Whilst every person is different, there are some behaviours which may alert us to a person in need of support. This module explains some of them, captures the experiences of rail personnel who have carried out an intervention and reminds us that we should always listen to our instinct if we feel that ‘something isn’t quite right’.
How can you help a vulnerable person? Where do you start and what are your options? Provided in this module are the basic techniques and tips to allow you to perform an intervention and offer meaningful support.
This module provides further information about the national cross industry Suicide Prevention Programme and in particular the training and materials available to support it.
There are specific steps that train drivers need to take immediately following their involvement in a fatality. In this module those actions are explored and drivers give their first hand accounts of their experiences in these situations.
It is important that we all know what to do if we are involved in a fatality. In this module for ‘other rail personnel’ those actions are explored and individuals who have been involved in these incidents give their first hand accounts of how the experience affected them.
Every person is different and will react to a traumatic incident in their own way. Equally they will recover and cope with that experience in different ways. This module explores the recovery process and as well as practical guidance about how to cope draws on the experiences of rail personnel that have been involved in these events.