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‘Pause.Call.Be Heard.’ Rail Suicide Prevention Campaign launches in WA

15 November 2019

‘Pause.Call.Be Heard.’ Rail Suicide Prevention Campaign launches in WA

 

The Public Transport Authority Western Australia is partnering with Lifeline Australia and national harm-prevention charity the TrackSAFE Foundation to promote and support suicide prevention in the rail environment.

 

‘Pause.Call.Be Heard’ is a vital national campaign to encourage those who are struggling to cope, to stop, call Lifeline’s crisis helpline, and be heard.

 

The campaign was officially launched today in Western Australia at the Perth Station. ‘Pause.Call.Be Heard’ aims to increase general awareness of Lifeline and its services to encourage people to phone if and when in need, while also suggesting Lifeline services to others who may be having difficulties.

 

As part of the national partnership, Lifeline and TrackSAFE have been running a series of Suicide Prevention Roundtables with senior representatives from government, rail industry, roads, public transport, police, mental health sector, the unions and those with lived experience coming together to examine research and preventative measures, while workshopping ways to reduce the rate of suicide on Australia’s rail network.

 

 

 

If you or someone you know is experiencing emotional distress, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14

(24 hours/7 days).

 

For more information on Lifeline visit www.lifeline.org.au/ and for TrackSAFE visit https://tracksafefoundation.com.au/

 

Contact: Katherine Ashley | Lifeline Research Foundation

katherine.ashley@lifeline.org.au | 0422 154 762