SPIIOW – the Isle of Wight’s Suicide Prevention and Intervention charity is looking back at 2020 – a tough year for all of us in a number of ways. As we headed towards the end of a very challenging year, for all of us we reflect on the huge efforts put in by our volunteers to maintain and improve the service we already supply to our community at a moment’s notice.
The Coronavirus pandemic has meant that SPIIOW has had to adapt quickly like everyone else in protecting the team members when undertaking the roles when responding to calls for help and locating anyone at risk of suicide.
Sarah Adams of Suicide Prevention & Intervention IOW says:
This is my second year in writing this report and putting the numbers together, never did I think I would be doing this in the current situation we are all in. Our aim from day one is still the same now as it was then, and that is we seek to save lives from suicide across the Isle of Wight in areas such as rural land, forest and cliffs to name a few.
We take the view that every suicide is preventable and we encourage people to reach out to us if they or they know someone who are at risk of ending their life by suicide.
We have teams out everyday in the community who are trained and skilled to help, there is nothing to worry about in reaching out if your worried about someone
Looking back at 2020 we have put together the data below
Lives Saved: 54
Prevention Training: 40 people
Busiest Months: June, September & December
All of us at SPIIOW would like to thank you all for your very kind comments when we are out and about and the people in our community who have donated to SPIIOW to help keep us operational.
If you would like to join the team please see HERE or email firstname.lastname@example.org