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Take part in Suicide Prevention research commissioned by Samaritans and Network Rail

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Middlesex University’s research to prevent suicides is listed on the ‘Nation’s Lifesavers List’ as part of its #MadeAtUni campaign.

This research aims to develop a better understanding of how to support people in crisis and prevent suicide attempts has been named as on the ‘Nation’s Lifesavers List’ because of its exceptional contribution to the nation’s wellbeing.

Please take part in an anonymous online survey to help her research team investigate how bystanders react when they come into contact with people on the railways and other public locations who are in distress and/or suicidal.

The research team is particularly keen to hear from people who have experienced emotional distress and those who have stepped in to help or wanted to but did not know what to do. But even if you haven't, we are interested in your opinion on the topic. Which factors would discourage you from intervening in situations like these? A few minutes away and the information will be valuable to understand what we can do to prevent suicide in public places. This study is for everyone!

The research was commissioned by Samaritans on behalf of the Network Rail as part of their suicide reduction and prevention work. There is around one suicide on the UK’s railways every 32 hours. The emotional costs to the individual’s family, friends, fellow commuters and transport staff are immeasurable.

The study is open to 16+ age groups and all responses are completely anonymous and confidential.

“As part of this new research, we want to hear from people with lived experience to help us determine the best support to put in place to help them in the future.”

You can read further details here.

Thank you for your time in advance!

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