Further new research has confirmed that when asked, people with experience of suicidal thoughts said that verbal interventions, including small talk, providing reassurance and listening, are the most helpful things a person can do to respond to someone in a crisis. Related to this Samaritans in partnership with Network Rail, British Transport Police and the wider rail industry, has launched a new phase of their Small Talk Saves Lives campaign to empower the public to act to prevent suicide in the rail environment and other settings. After a tough year and as the nation begins to readjust to life with easing of restrictions, the campaign reminds the public they already have the skills to start a conversation with someone who needs help, giving them the confidence to act. You can watch the Samaritans new Small Talk Saves Lives campaign video by clicking on this link You can also read Samaritans advice on how to start a conversation with somebody who needs help, which includes signs someone may need help, how to get started, next steps and other useful information by clicking on this link – https://www.samaritans.org/support-us/campaign/small-talk-saves-lives/how-to-start-a-conversation/ #SmallTalkSavesLives