The RailStaff Awards 2022

Samaritans

Samaritans Lifesaver Award

Sponsored by: Samaritans

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Do you know someone who has used their communication skills to save a life? Did they spot someone in trouble and help them? Then, this category is for them.

Samaritans has been in partnership with Network Rail since 2010 as part of a suicide prevention programme that represents and serves the whole industry. Samaritans has trained just over 10,000 rail industry staff and British Transport Police officers 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 their problems can save lives. To nominate someone or to get yourself nominated for the award please click the above link.

To learn more about our partnership with Network Rail, 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 contacts a year from people of all ages, backgrounds and circumstances. We are not a religious organisation, and we rely almost entirely on donations. 21,200 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 on 08457 90 90 90, or to learn more about us and to find your nearest branch visit www.samaritans.org.

 

 

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Gary Hale

Great Western Railways

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Andrew Reid

Great Western Railway

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Phil Ilsley

Alstom Transport UK

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Mark Whitaker

Great Western Railway

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Scott Paton

Abellio Greater Anglia

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Marion Fisher

Great Western Railway

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Jean Wharmsby

Great Western Railway

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Gerry Brown

British Transport Police

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Graham Watson

East Midlands Trains

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Chris Galton

Southeastern Railway

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Paul BOWMAN

South West Trains

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Liz Townshend

Great Western Railway

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Simon Leavesley

East Midlands Trains

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Jannette Storer

East Midlands Trains

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Billy Price

Trans Pennine Express

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William Price

Transpenine Express

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Anthony Phythian

Network Rail (High Output)

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Emyl Lewicki

Chiltern Railways - Regional Manager

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Jo Coppage

Great Western Railway

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Robb Mann

South West Trains

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