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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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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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