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The NCISH findings on suspected suicides since the Covid-19 pandemic began

The NCISH published some findings on suspected suicides since the Covid-19 pandemic began on its website. The findings of the report cover a population of around 9 million people in England, comparing the months pre-lockdown (January-March 2020) to post-lockdown (April-August 2020). Overall NCISH found there was no statistically significant increase in suspected suicides since March and the start of the pandemic.
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Tony’s Million Step Challenge

Tony Brindley of MTR Elizabeth line has spent every day of September walking over 33,000 steps in his challenge to walk one million steps (500 miles) in the 30 days of September. His efforts contribute towards raising money for Havering Samaritans - an amazing achievement!
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Mental health support awareness on North West & Central region

Now more than ever, it's important to raise awareness of mental health, reduce stigma and promote support options. Network Rail’s North West & Central Suicide Prevention Co-ordinator was made aware of a new 24/7 Mental Health crisis number provision for the Coventry and Warwickshire area and wanted to advertise this at railway stations.
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Nation wakes up to messages of hope on World Suicide Prevention Day

On World Suicide Prevention Day, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), the UK’s biggest rail franchise, unveiled 'Affirmation Art’ clusters across some of its busiest stations to raise awareness of the company’s ongoing support and understanding to those who may be feeling vulnerable.
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