Samaritans’ ‘Small Talk Saves Lives’ Campaign.

The Samaritans’ ‘Small Talk Saves Lives’ campaign launches on 21 February in partnership with the rail industry (which sadly sees hundreds of suicide deaths each year) and British Transport Police.

As we all know the Samaritans charity aims to provide emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope or is at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland and they do a great job.

Click the image to the left to view a poster which can be printed and displayed in your workplace.

The CWU has worked in partnership with the Samaritans in the past and are pleased to be able to help by raising awareness of the campaign and the power of small talk, encouraging what can be life-saving conversations with both our members, colleagues, customers and the public they meet at work daily and in their private lives. The CWU in its membership has thousands of health and safety representatives, mental health first aiders, physical first aiders, health and wellbeing ambassadors, charity and voluntary organisation supporters and volunteers as well as well-meaning ordinary good people and the message is – it’s so important we continue to look out for one another, as we all have the simple skills which could save a life.

Samaritans. To talk about anything that is upsetting an individual – contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 116 123 (free from any phone). Alternatively email or visit Samaritans branches in person. There is a Samaritans Welsh Language Helpline on 0808 164 0123 (7pm–11pm every day).

For more information see CWU LTB03/23