The RailStaff Awards 2017

Samaritans have been in partnership with the rail industry since 2010 and have trained over 12,000 rail industry staff with the skills to approach and listen to a person in need on the rail network. Samaritans are again sponsoring the Lifesaver award and are keen to recognise those people who have proved that engaging with someone and encouraging them to talk about whatever may be bothering them can save lives. To nominate yourself for the award please click the above link.


To learn more about our partnership with the rail industry, and for more information on our training, please visit www.samaritans.org/networkrail.


Who are Samaritans?


We’re here for people to talk through their worries and feelings by phone, email, SMS and face-to-face visits. We receive more than five million calls a year from people of all ages, backgrounds and circumstances. We are not a religious organisation, and we rely almost entirely on donations. 20,655 volunteers deliver our service through 201 branches in the UK and Republic of Ireland.


You don’t have to feel suicidal to call us, but we’re also here for you if you do. Around 80 per cent of people who call us do not feel suicidal at the time. We encourage you to call us whenever you feel ready to talk, so that difficult feelings don’t spiral out of control.


If you want to talk, call us free on 116 123 , or to learn more about us and to find your nearest branch visit www.samaritans.org.