SPIIOW – the Isle of Wight’s Suicide Prevention and Intervention organisation – has received a Crisis Appeal – cash boost Grant Awarded.
Six of the Island’s trusts and foundations have teamed up to ensure critical charities get the support they need during the Covid-19 crisis.
Following an Appeal for donations by the Isle of Wight Council, which has raised over £11,000, the Island’s High Sheriff Geoff Underwood invited trusts and foundations on the Island to get together and pull their resources for a 3-month period.
Sarah Adams of Suicide Prevention & Intervention IOW says:
This is such fantastic news for all of us at SPIIOW. We have been granted £2,400 to purchase more equipment and to better add to our current services we are offering during the COVID-19 pandemic – The impact of social isolation on a person’s mental health could be worse than the coronavirus itself – with the loss of income and a down turn in businesses along with the loneliness it could result in increases in depression, addictions and suicide.
We are already working hard behind the scenes to start adding to our current services and will have an update for you shortly.
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to so much to The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation, The Daisie Rich Trust, The IW Sports Foundation, The Isle of Wight Foundation, The High Sheriff’s Trust and WightAID who have all joined forces for these grants.
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
Anyone interested in learning or joining the on-call from line team can contact SPIIOW at firstname.lastname@example.org