Current Projects

SPIIOW Youth project

Project / funding start date: 13/12/2021

Project / funding end date: 13/10/2022

Project Frequency: Weekly

Average hours per participant: 90 Mins per sitting

This 90 minutes workshop invites all participants from the age of........—regardless of prior training, mental health, suicide, suicide prevention training or experience—to become more aware of suicide prevention opportunities in their community. Dealing openly with the stigma around suicide, this exploration focuses upon the question “Should we talk about suicide?” By looking at this question in a number of different ways, session members can discover some of the beliefs and ideas about suicide in their communities—and in themselves. SuicideTALK participants learn

Project update

Board of Trustees notes:  This training start date was delayed and this was updated with the grant funder and aggreged by the board of trustees

Read press release HERE 


Project / funding start date: 15/02/21

Project / funding end date: 07/06/22 (this project will over run by 2 months due to COVID)

Project Frequency: Weekly

Average hours per participant: 6

How will you spend this grant to address the need in your area?
It will be used to create the opportunity for the organisation to dedicate resources to supporting a youth forum (SPIIOW Young Influencers - forum) who will be provided with the support, space, skills and tools needed to influence what we do.
The funding will support the coordination of the forum group so that the young people involved can safely conduct meetings, acting as a scrutiny panel, learning the skills they require to examine and critique our work. They will also play an intricate role in
elaborating on our strategy for furthering youth volunteering and enabling increased youth participation.
It will pay for a Youth Forum Co-ordinator, supported by the organisation’s trustee board and its senior volunteers and trainers.
Aligned with the Power of Youth Charter this will be youth-led, by six, identified as disadvantaged,15-20 yr olds. Discussion agendas will be created by them, decisions will be made by them and recorded in their own forum minutes of meetings.
Their influence and opinions will be encouraged and valued. Their scrutinising of what we do and how we do it will be taken seriously and the organisation will seek to act upon their recommendations, providing the forum with feedback regarding any progress.

Project update

Trainer Notes: As an update on this current project, and with 4 months of funding left. The overall feedback of this project has been very well received. Feedback from the group has raised some problems that we aim to try and tackle over the coming months