The Samaritans have launched a tough campaign with the message "Small talk saves lives".
Moving films released today show how a member of the public interrupts the suicidal thoughts of a train on a train platform by simply saying "I can not believe this weather".
The charity encourages people to trust their instincts and start a conversation when they see someone who is isolated, withdrawn, or standing alone on a platform without boarding a train.
"Even if small talk is not self-evident for you and if something does not feel right, please try to start a conversation," said Ruth Sutherland, CEO of Samaritans.
This is the case after the number of people intervening to prevent someone from taking their own lives at the station has risen by 20 percent over the previous year.
A highly competitive Samaritan campaign encourages the public to hold small conversations with people on the platforms when they suspect that someone is thinking of suicide. A clip shows a man standing alone while he retreats and does not get on a train – telltale signs to watch out for
The "Small Talk Save Lives" campaign was developed after researches revealed that for every lost life on the railroad, six of those around them are being rescued.
Former Big Breakfast presenter Gaby Roslin will send station announcements to commuters across the country. She got involved when she turned to someone in the park who did not look right. She is pictured at the Pride Of Britain Awards 2018 in Londo
In moving films of the charity organization one can see a woman talking to passers-by about the weather.
Then she uses the same line after seeing an isolated man looking desperate on a platform.
The campaign also includes a special announcement from broadcasters for commuters across the UK inviting them to a small talk hosted by TV and radio presenter Gaby Roslin.
The former Big Breakfast presenter joined after she stopped talking to someone who did not look directly into a park.
"The little conversations we have every day can be anything to stop suicidal thoughts," she said.
"Once you know that you have the power to make a difference, you are more likely to enter
"Only a few words can have a big impact."
Between January and September of this year, a member of the public intervened 136 times in a suspected suicide of the railway, reveals Network Rail.
"It is really gratifying to see more members of the public feeling they have the confidence and the knowledge to act when they are worried about someone, and we are grateful for their support," said Ms. Sutherland ,
"Suicide is preventable and each of us could have the chance to save a life.
"A sentence as simple as" I can not believe this weather "might be enough to break a person's suicidal thoughts.
"There is no proof that you will make things worse."
A citizen addresses the man and says "I can not believe this weather" before asking him if he's okay. This can be anything to stop a person's suicidal thoughts
The clip ends with the man being assisted by a trained railway staff
WOMAN SAVES A LIFE OF A YOUNG MAN after finding him cruising while she walks her dog
Gillian Assor saved a man's life when she found him crying while walking with his dog. She asked him if he was well and stayed with him until he calmed down
A woman saved a young man's life after talking to her dog while walking.
Gillian Assor from Hertfordshire went to her pet one night with her husband when they met a desperate man.
"It was getting dark, and when we left, I noticed a young man bending over and sobbing and finding himself in a place where he could have been harmed," she said.
"I could not just walk past him, I said," Excuse me, are you alright? "And he answered immediately," No, I'm not. "
Mrs. Assor stayed with the nameless man until he calmed down and finally called his parents to pick him up.
A few weeks later, he contacted Ms. Assor via social media and said, "You saved my life."
Although there is not a single sign suggesting that anyone could think of suicide, the message is to react if behavior is suspected.
This can range from approaching the person to distract them from their thoughts, alert an employee, or call the police. A physical intervention is not required.
Although some people find it uncomfortable to go to a stranger, the Minister of Mental Health, Jackie Doyle-Price, urges the public not to be shy.
"When you realize that speaking has the power to save someone's life, our personal discomfort quickly appears insignificant," she said.
"It's promising to see the success of the Small Talk Saves Lives campaign so far, and I'm looking forward to it still making a big difference."
The campaign was launched late last year with the British Transport Police, Network Rail and the broader rail industry.
Thousands of railway personnel have since been trained by the Samaritans.
Ian Stevens, network suicide prevention chief at Network Rail, said: "A life lost is one thing we want to highlight is how suicidal thoughts can be broken and people can recover.
"If you realize that another person is worried about stopping and talking to you, you can make the difference. This can be the first step in this path to recovery.
"We work hard across the rail industry to educate our employees and customers on the important role they can play in preventing suicide."
Police Chief of Police Paul Crowther added, "We also encourage those who feel unwell or safe to intervene to tell or call a railway staff or a police officer, many of whom were trained by Samaritans." # 39;
This happened after the head of the NHS said last month that social media companies should be forced to pay a "psychiatric levy" to solve problems associated with sites like Facebook and Instagram.
Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, argues that a financial contribution from social media sites would help contain the flood of mental illness in the UK.
For a confidential support contact the Samaritans at 116123 or visit a local Samaritan office. For more information, visit www.samaritans.org.
Although some people feel uncomfortable when approaching a stranger, this can save their lives
Samaritans believe we all have a big difference and stop someone's suicide
The first British Prime Minister for Suicide Prevention cheered on the jumping of the beach head
Health Minister Jackie Doyle-Price (image file) will direct national efforts to improve suicide prevention, despite her previous comments on Beachy Head
The first British suicide prevention minister joked about Beachy's plunge.
Theresa May appointed Jackie Doyle-Price for the office last night, which is believed to be a world first.
Ms. Doyle-Price, a health minister, will direct national efforts and try to end the stigma that keeps people from seeking help.
But in a revelation that raises questions about her appointment, it turns out today that she has been labeled as having jumped from the infamous suicide spot.
In 2014, Tory MP for Thurrock said she "would rather jump from Beachy Head" than move to Ukip.
Her comment came in reports that she was one of the Conservatives who were ready to blunder the party at the time.
Her local paper, the Thurrock Gazette, asked her about the possibility that she might leave the Tory party.
She said to them, "I would rather jump out of Beachy Head than join Ukip.
"I am a conservative. I have never run away from a fight and do not start now. The stakes are too high.
"This country can not afford another Labor government."
This morning, on World Mental Health Day, her comments resurfaced and a few hours after her new appointment was announced by the Prime Minister.