Commuters urged to help stop suicides through small talk

Commuters are being urged to step in if they see vulnerable people near railway tracks, as part of a campaign to prevent suicide.

Network Rail, British Transport Police (BTP) and Samaritans hope the “Small Talk Saves Lives” campaign will give travellers the confidence to intervene.

BTP Chief Constable Paul Crowther said engaging someone in conversation could “make all the difference”.

In 2016/17, 273 people died

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