SPIIOW – the Isle of Wight’s Suicide Prevention and Intervention front line charity has been awarded Funding from a partnership grant between HM Government, The Corona virus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery. The grant amount totalling £15,763 has been awarded to spend on equipment and support with a record management system to better support the trustees and support volunteers in the work they undertake, it’s with thanks to the Government for making this possible.
Sarah Adams of Suicide Prevention & Intervention IOW says:
All of us at SPIIOW are hugely grateful to the National Lottery Covid19 Fund for their support during this difficult time, like most Island charities we have faced a number of uphill struggles with funding this year due to COVID-19 and our fundraising has been hit very hard.
This funding will enable us to equip the awaiting team members with their PPE, keep our vehicle running for the next six months with the help of fuel costs, equipment for our front line team and to install a record management system that better serves are trustees and support volunteers
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 SPIIOW can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org