SPIIOW – the Isle of Wight’s Suicide Prevention and Intervention Charity have this week joined up with Sew Alive a great new service on the Island that not only makes homemade bunting from recycled fabrics for that special occasion but also helps to play their part in suicide preventing across the Island
Sarah Adams of Suicide Prevention & Intervention says:
When Stacie reached out to us and shared her heartfelt story we were taken back, then the offer to help raise not only awareness for SPIIOW and what we offer our community, but 10% of her takings to be donated to SPIIOW for us to put back into suicide prevention across the Island was simply amazing.
Stacie Andrews of Sew Alive says:
I have recently been through the worst year of my life, my mental health deteriorated so bad, I ended up in hospital twice from taking an overdose. Luckily alongside family and friends support, awesome work colleagues and therapy I managed to get through it. At the start of the therapy, a girl called Emma asked me what it was I eventually wanted to achieve. I simply said I wanted to be happy enjoying hobbies and day to day life. At the time that seemed completely unachievable and unbelievable, however towards the end of my therapy I started sewing again, and was encouraged to sell my products! Hence the brand ‘Sew Alive’ because sewing helped me literally feel so alive.
Sarah Adams of Suicide Prevention & Intervention
We are encouraging anyone who is holding a party, celebration or a wedding to look at Stacie’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/buntinghomemade to see the amazing work she creates and get some great ideas for your next event, at the same time you will also be helping to play your part in suicide prevention across the Island.
If you have a business and would like to join the Stacie in doing the same amazing work by supporting us please email 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) (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, giving them as much information as you can
Anyone interested in learning or joining the on-call front line team can contact SPIIOW at email@example.com