We want your views on suicide prevention

25 March 2013

For the last three years, ASLEF has played a leading role in the development of a Network Rail and Samaritans suicide prevention programme – and the next part of the programme depends on you! Its organisers are seeking the views of train drivers on how the project has been working, and how it should look in the future.

The Railway Safety and Standards Board and the Tavistock Institute are currently evaluating the success of the programme and are seeking your views. They want to know about

  • Participation in suicide prevention programme activities
  • Views on the programme’s effectiveness
  • Attitudes about suicide
  • Experiences of suicide on the railway
  • Examples of interventions that might have prevented a suicide on the railway
  • Your ideas for how the suicide prevention programme could be improved further.

They are also interested in hearing from staff who might encounter a member of the public who is suicidal, or who could become involved in dealing with a suicide incident. They want views from both people who have participated in the programme activities and those who have not.

There are on average over 200 suicides a year on the railways.

If you would like to assist the project, some companies will be distributing paper copies of the questionnaire or you can complete it online here.

It should take 25 minutes to complete and all responses will be anonymous. If you have any queries, please email enquirydesk@rssb.co.uk

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