SPIIOW – the Isle of Wight’s Suicide Prevention and Intervention organisation – has received another £3,000 of funding, this time from WightAID. The funding will be used for its growing front line team members – that respond to help a person in their darkest hour with thoughts of suicide.
Sarah Adams of Suicide Prevention & Intervention IOW says:
This is such fantastic news for all of us at SPIIOW. We have been granted £3,151 to purchase equipment that is required when attending to a person with thoughts of suicide this includes a radio system and an IPAD to maintain communications and have quicker and better access to information regarding the person at risk amongst other items
The items arrived and were demonstrated to the front line team ahead of a busy evening for them who were asked to attend a number of incidents that evening working with other agencies.
The primary purpose of WightAid is to provide funding to charities, groups and organisations which aim to improve the lives of people who are living on the Isle of Wight. This can include Social and Community needs, The advancement of culture, traditions and heritage, The advancement of amateur sport for Young and disabled People
Anyone interested in learning or joining the on-call from line team can contact SPIIOW at firstname.lastname@example.org
Someone at risk from Suicide?
If you think or believe that someone you know or have seen someone who is at risk from ending their life from suicide you can make contact with our front line team 24 hours a day in the following ways:
SPI Crisis Number (Suicide Intervention Only)
07519008406 24/7 text or call – This number is only to be used if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or we have a live 24 hour web chat on our website www.spiiow.org