Careif railway suicides in the UK – risk factors and prevention strategies

New Careif report on railway suicides calls for effective preventive strategies and ‘robust’ statistics on women and ethnic minorities

The lack of research on the gender and ethnicity of people who commit suicide on the UK railway system obscures an urgent need for more effective preventive strategies, from Careif new report.

Professor Kamaldeep Bhui, co-author of the report, Careif Trustee and director of the Cultural Consultation Service, said: “We have to make railway suicides everyone’s business.”

Edgar Jones, co-author of the report, careif Trustee and professor of the History of Medicine and Psychiatry, King’s Centre for Military Health Research, Institute of Psychiatry, added: “We discovered gaps in knowledge, particularly in the socio-economic status and ethnicity of those who commit suicide on the UK railway system.”

Full report download: careif Railway Suicides in the UK