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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The nominees…

Gary Hale

Great Western Railways

Nicola Rutter

South West Trains

Jeffrey James

London Midland

Andrew Reid

Great Western Railway

Tobias Buck

SouthEastern

Phil Ilsley

Alstom Transport UK

Mark Cunningham

Alstom Transport UK

Janet Clark

Network Rail

Victor Greener

Network Rail

Mark Whitaker

Great Western Railway

Scott Paton

Abellio Greater Anglia

Mark Leyman

South West Trains

Lee Klingenspor

Land Sheriffs

Becky Topping

Network Rail

Marion Fisher

Great Western Railway

Yaya Shah

Land Sheriffs

Jean Wharmsby

Great Western Railway

Gerry Brown

British Transport Police

Fred Carrington

Volkerfitzpatric

Graham Watson

East Midlands Trains

Chris Galton

Southeastern Railway

Martin PORTER

South West Trains

Paul BOWMAN

South West Trains

Liz Townshend

Great Western Railway

Simon Leavesley

East Midlands Trains

Jannette Storer

East Midlands Trains

Robert Newbold

London Midland

David Hatherley

Network Rail

Billy Price

Trans Pennine Express

William Price

Transpenine Express

Khusrav Waghchhipawalla

National Rail Enquiries

Liam-Khan Casey

Merseyrail

Dzhan Mehmed

Virgin Trains

James McDermott

Virgin Trains

Michael Hogg

Network Rail

Mark Spyros

MTR Crossrail

Aaron Dunbar

Northern

Craig Newton

Northern

Andre Dyer

London Midland

Anthony Warne

Land Sheriffs

Om Gurung

Land Sheriffs

Gau Gurung

Land Sheriffs

Leslie Smitham

Network Rail

Marc Asamoah

Thameslink

Anthony Phythian

Network Rail (High Output)

Ben Boston-Castle

Chiltern Railways

Emyl Lewicki

Chiltern Railways - Regional Manager

Lee O'Brien

Merseyrail

Dale Walker

NETWORK RAIL

Stuart Barrett

Merseyrail

David Fraser

Abellio ScotRail

Lesley Bibby

Virgin Trains

Lorraine Dornan

Virgin Trains WC

Andrew Adams

Scotrail /Abellio

Simon Sidhu

Heathrow Express

Jason Sloan

ScotRail

David Plank

Network Rail

Jason Vaughnley

Network Rail

Robert Young

ScotRail

Ricky Campbell

ScotRail

Audrey Lowrie

ScotRail

Susan Temple

ScotRail

Michael Budd

Network Rail

Jo Coppage

Great Western Railway

Mike Corcoran

South West Trains

Robb Mann

South West Trains