Gaby Roslin makes ‘Small Talk Saves Lives’ campaign travel

TV and radio presenter Gaby Roslin is all aboard Samaritans’ Small Talk Saves Lives campaign, letting commuters know they have all the experience they need to save a life. The campaign, launched by Samaritans in partnership with Network Rail, British Transport Police (BTP) and the wider rail industry, aims to prevent suicide by encouraging the public to notice if someone may be at risk and start a conversation. They can also alert a member of staff or dial 999. Gaby showed her support at London’s King’s Cross station, where she voiced a special message over the tannoy and chatted to…

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Put well-being ahead of exam grades, says Samaritans

Samaritans is calling on parents, teachers, students and employers to put well-being ahead of grades this exam season. By keeping results in perspective, it says young people are more likely to do themselves justice than if they face intolerable levels of pressure and stress. The call comes as schools, colleges and universities get their exam season underway. It also echoes the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, which is focusing on coping with stress. Karen Harvey, who heads up Samaritans work in educations, said: “Learning to manage your…

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Campaign empowers the public to act to prevent suicide on the railways

A new suicide prevention campaign Small Talk Saves Lives aims to give travellers the confidence to act if they notice someone who may be at risk of suicide on or around the rail network. Launched by Samaritans, British Transport Police (BTP) and the rail industry, including Network Rail and the train operating companies, the campaign hopes to save many lives a year. Small Talk Saves Lives is asking the public to trust their instincts and look out for fellow passengers who might need help, as illustrated in a new film…

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