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Suicide Prevention E-learning rolled out to all GTR Staff

The Zero Harm team at GTR has produced a 30-minute e-learning training package on Suicide Prevention and making a safe intervention.  This e-learning has been made available for all 7400 staff and is proving a success with 10% of the company undertaking this training within the first two weeks of it going live.
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Samaritans launch new Media Guidelines

On 3 August, Samaritans launched its new edition of its Media Guidelines featuring new advice and resources on how to report suicide and self-harm safely.
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ORR Annual Report of Health and Safety Performance on Britain’s Railways

On 14 July, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) published their Annual Report of Health and Safety Performance on Britain’s Railways for 2019/20. The ORR stated that despite an increase in suicides for 2019/20, they were confident that if it were not for the industry efforts, this figure would have been higher.
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RAIL magazine webinar aids mental health and wellbeing

More than 450 people registered to join Supporting each other: mental health and the railway, which was broadcast in association with the 24-page mental health and wellbeing supplement published in RAIL 908. Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris gave the keynote speech at RAIL’s first ever webinar on 01 July.
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