The impact of rail suicide on station staff, train drivers and other rail employees as well as the ability of operators to run their networks is a significant issue.
The TrackSAFE Foundation in collaboration with the Black Dog Institute has developed a research-based, best practice suicide awareness training program which has commenced national roll out across Australia’s rail operators.
The program has been specially designed to support station staff and any other rail employees interacting with the public, equipping them with the necessary skills to identify someone who might be at risk of self-harm or suicide, and how to approach that person.
The training has been informed by rail operators from all over Australia, who were able to provide input into the program, bringing in relevant knowledge and experience from their own operating environments at a dedicated industry workshop.
The program offers participants insight into suicide awareness, mental illness – common signs, symptoms and prevalence – and the impact of suicide on an individual and at a societal level. It also looks specifically at suicide in the railway context, the indicators that someone could be at risk, and guidance on how to handle the situation.
Designed as a six hour workshop to be delivered in-house, the program has the flexibility to be tailored to your workplace and working environment.
Available to TrackSAFE Foundation and Australasian Railway Association Members.
If you would like more information or a copy of the resources to train your staff, please contact: Naomi Frauenfelder, Executive Director TrackSAFE Foundation. Ph (02) 6270 4506 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org