Train driver opens up on the devastating impact of rail suicides: ‘Is it going to be me that takes a life?’ – Chronicle Live
The film, by London North Eastern Railway (LNER) and the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), aims to raise awareness about the impact of suicide and the support services available
Members of the industry have spoken out to highlight the devastating impact of rail suicides have on train drivers.
In a film, which you can watch above, it says at least one person a day takes their own life on UK railways.
A number of staff members have opened up about the effect this can have.
“It has a domino effect and touches so many people’s lives. There’s obviously the person who has chosen to take their own life, but then there is the family of the victim, the train driver and the mental health impact that it can have on them.
“How can you possibly go home to your family at night and say I’ve taken a life. It’s horrendous.
“Then there is the on-board staff, passengers, emergency services, cleaners and engineers at the depot. It’s massive.”
The video, launched on World Mental Health Day, was created after East Coast Main Line operator London North Eastern Railway (LNER) joined forces with the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). Train driver opens up on the devastating impact of rail suicides: ‘Is it going to be me that takes a life?’ – Chronicle Live