Traditionally unreported, suicide on rail is an alarming issue for those involved. It deeply affects the wider communities and rail industry staff.
Annually there are around 150 suicides on the rail network and a further 1000 attempts, nearly half of which result in serious injury. Suicide on the rail accounts for two thirds of all rail fatalities.
In an Australian first, the rail industry has been addressing suicide on our network in an attempt to reduce the number of incidents and begin to mitigate the trauma caused to the families, communities and our employees.
If you feel distressed please talk to someone you trust or if you are in need of support, there are 24/7 crisis support services, contact:
- Lifeline 13 11 14
- Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
- Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
- MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78