SPIIOW – the Isle of Wight’s Suicide Prevention and Intervention front line charity have made a new connection by way of a new and improved phone system along with a new phone number. Island based ITG who is a telecommunications company have picked up the phone and answered the call of SPIIOW.
As many of you will know Suicide Prevention & Intervention (SPIIOW) is a suicide prevention charity that helps anyone with thoughts of suicide. We encourage people to use this new phone number and to reach out if your having thoughts of suicide or, if you’re worried about someone with thoughts of suicide (or if you think suicide could be involved) who may act on them thoughts, From this our team will use our skills and training and act to intervene and to encourage more hopeful solutions than suicide. Important – Is your life in danger? If you have seriously harmed yourself – call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E, Or ask someone else to call 999 or take you to A&E.
Sarah Adams of Suicide Prevention & Intervention IOW says:
SPIIOW needed to make the move towards a new phone system that could not only deal with the growing needs of SPIIOW, but have lots of extra tools within the phone system and the touch of a button. Jamie from ITG was a massive part of the plan from start to finish and securing a phone number that was quick and easy to remember which was also a key part of what our needs were and ITG matched all of that.
Jamie Stewart from ITG says:
It has been a privilege to work with such a dedicated and sensitive group of people, ITG are honored to have been a part of this transition process.
Sarah Adams of Suicide Prevention & Intervention IOW also said:
For people that have used our services in the past you can still make contact via the original SPI crisis number as this will still be monitored. The new number is operational from now is 667 247 this is a 24 hour number with trained and skilled team members available.
SPIIOW don’t offer a listening phone service If your seeking someone to talk call our friends at the Samaritans on 116 123
Someone at risk from Suicide?
If you think or believe that someone you know 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:
(01983) 667 247 This number is only to be used if you or someone you know is at risk of ending their life by suicide.
If you or someone you know has already acted on the thoughts of suicide please call 999 and ask for the ambulance service, giving them as much information as you can
Anyone interested in learning or joining the on-call from line team can contact SPIIOW at firstname.lastname@example.org
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