Partnership in Australia to prevent railway suicides

Traditionally unreported, suicide on rail is an alarming issue for those involved. It deeply affects wider communities and rail industry staff.

Since 2016, a partnership has developed between Lifeline Australia and TrackSAFE, which represents a strong, ongoing commitment to reduce suicides in the rail environment through collaboration, research and public awareness raising.

Lifeline Australia committed to providing specialist knowledge and supports on suicide prevention as a partner with the TrackSAFE Foundation to pursue this joint objective.

The partnership aims to address 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.

The actions taken include the annual "Rail R U OK?" Day. April 11, 2019 was the fifth edition of this event.

Click here to learn more about the Lifeline/TrackSAFE partnership.