Small Talk Saves Lives

Small Talk Saves Lives

You might not know it, but you already have all the experience you need to help save a life.

Because the small talk we use every day can be all it takes to interrupt someone's suicidal thoughts and start them on a journey to recovery.

So in partnership with Network Rail, British Transport Police and the wider rail industry, we're making a simple ask...

If you see someone you think might need help, trust your instincts and start a conversation. You could help save a life.

A little small talk can be all it takes

Small talk doesn't just break the ice ... it can also interrupt someone's suicidal thoughts. 

For every one life lost on the railways, six are saved by those around them.*


Got questions?

Find out more about why we’ve launched the campaign.

Samaritans is a charity and we are always here for anyone struggling to cope. We receive a call for help every 6 seconds. Help us to be there for anyone in need. Please donate today and you could help save a life.

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*In 2016/17, there were 6.7 potentially life-saving interventions made for every suicide/suspected suicide on the railway. Figures calculated using data from Rail Safety and Standards Board and British Transport Police (BTP)