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Small Talk Saves Lives wins third place for Silence Media’s Creative of the Year

We are pleased to announce that on 18 December the industry’s Small Talk Saves Lives campaign was awarded third place in the Silence Media Creative of The Year.
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Fake TfL suicide campaign

Fake Transport for London (TfL) campaign imagery from 2012 that encourages individuals to ‘Kill Yourself at Home’, has recently resurfaced on social media. Three campaign posters for ‘Considerate Suicide’ were designed and created by Elvis Communication without permission or consultation from TfL.
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Land Sheriffs announced winners of Samaritans Lifesaver 2019

On 28 November at The NEC, Birmingham, John Dawson and Rob Shannon from Land Sheriffs were named the winners of the Samaritans Lifesaver Award for their contribution to saving a life on the railway.
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A Brief Encounter can change someone’s life

On November 13, World Kindness Day, London Waterloo hosted the rail industry’s joint campaign ‘A Brief Encounter’. The campaign aimed to bring the 1945 film Brief Encounter, back to life to let commuters know how they can help if they see someone in distress.
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20,000 staff trained on Managing Suicidal Contacts

At the beginning of November, the 20,000th delegate within the rail industry was trained on the Managing Suicidal Contacts (MSC) course delivered by Samaritans since 2010.
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Small Talk Saves Lives features on Britain’s Got Talent

On 5th October during the live final of Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions, the industry’s Small Talk Saves Lives (STSL) campaign featured as part of a three-minute advertisement break.
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Small Talk Saves Lives – Network Rail Fleet Liveries

The rail industry's Central Suicide Prevention Team have launched a new initiative on behalf of the industry promoting the Small Talk Saves Lives  campaign. As of September 2019, an estimated 2,000 vehicles in Network Rail’s fleet will be branded with the Small Talk Saves Lives logo.
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