News: United Kingdom

Friday 30th June 2017

15,000 rail staff trained by Samaritans in suicide prevention

Samaritans has trained 15,000 rail and British Transport Police staff in suicide prevention skills

Around 1 in 6 rail staff is now trained to prevent people taking their lives on the railway, as...

Friday 16th June 2017

Samaritans volunteers given MBEs in Queen’s birthday honours

Samaritans volunteer Stella Hayes MBE

Two Samaritans volunteers have been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours list. Their...

Friday 9th June 2017

Suicide can’t wait, Samaritans tells Downing St

Samaritans CEO Ruth Sutherland speaking at a 2017 Parliamentary reception

Samaritans is calling on the next government to make suicide prevention a top priority, and to...

Friday 9th June 2017

Samaritans works with Hollyoaks on Scott Drinkwell’s storyline

Ross Adams plays Hollyoaks’ Scott Drinkwell

Samaritans has been working with the cast and crew of Channel 4’s Hollyoaks on a plotline where...

Friday 26th May 2017

Samaritans’ "We Listen" campaign and railway suicide prevention partnership win major awards

Top team: marketing award left to right, host Declan Curry, Ola Rzepczynska, Samaritans Strategic Programme Manager; Ian Stevens, Programme Manager, Network Rail; and Farid Ahmed, head of Corporate Development and Finance, FR Events

Samaritans’ suicide prevention and marketing campaigns with the railway industry won two major...