Suicide deaths on railways: the nurse-led interventions that could save lives
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Suicide deaths on railways: the nurse-led interventions that could save lives

Lynne Pearce Health journalist

Community engagement is crucial, says mental health nurse Rachel Luby, who has taken a groundbreaking role at Network Rail

While fewer than 5% of suicides in Britain happen on railways, witnessing such a shocking event can leave lasting trauma, says Network Rail. But there can be many opportunities for people to intervene and help to dissuade someone from ending their life, says Rachel Luby, who in October 2020 was appointed as the organisation’s first ever mental health nurse, a role created with the aim of reducing incidents.

Mental Health Practice. 24, 1, 11-12. doi: 10.7748/mhp.24.1.11.s5

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