Tuesday 10th September is World Suicide Prevention Day, and as a member of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance the team here at SPI will be taking part showing Island people that “it’s better to do something, than nothing, when doing nothing becomes something”
We will be raising awareness of actions, individuals in our community can take to help or support someone who is struggling, under the international theme of Working Together to Prevent Suicide. The areas for individual action we will be highlighting are:
- Starting conversations
- Taking time to listen
- Creating supportive workplaces
- Helping people find support
- Supporting people bereaved by suicide
We have planned a number of Facebook and twitter post’s for the 10th September with the first one starting at 08:30am, this will cover a number of topics from Starting conversations, Taking time to listen and Creating supportive workplaces to name but a few and using the hashtags #SPIIOW #WSPD
Sarah Adams of SPIIOW says:
We are delighted to be members of the NSPA, and appreciate the networking, collaboration and support they and other members provide. We also want people on the Island to know that SPIIOW is based on the Island and when a person feels that they want to end their life from suicide and when time is the key to survival our front line team will immediately act to intervene. This could be a person’s home address or other locations across the Island and secondly by continuing to support those in need.
We are calling on all Island people to show their support for SPIIOW for a subject that we know has a lot of stigma and taboo attached to it. Our aim is also to break down the stigma and taboo and for people to talk openly about it and the way they are feeling
Anyone interested in learning about SPI or joining the on-call from line team can contact SPIIOW at firstname.lastname@example.org
Suicide Prevention Training:
We are holding our next half day courses in suicide prevention on the following dates 1st, 8th & 15th October, the fee for this is only £30 per person.
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)
07519 008 406 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