International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. SPIIOW as an independent charity are looking at the woman we have on our team who have made some big differences to people’s lives and continue to do so across the Island, not independently but as a team
Today we boost a team that consists of 4 (2 more undertaking their mandatory training) woman on our front line team, who at a moments notice will respond to help someone who is in a crisis and who may be at risk of suicide in the public domain.
Sarah Adams SPIIOW Admin Say’s
SPIIOW are extremely lucky to have woman on our team who are trained and skilled to the same of our male colleagues. When carrying out our roles we understand that some people will prefer to talk to a woman – and having that availability to hand on the ground to help make the person feel at ease and sometimes feel safer is something we are, not only lucky to have but also feel very proud to have with them working towards to keep that person safe for now.
The woman on our team undertake a number of national accredited training modules such as Safe Working at Height, First Aid (or FREC), Mental Health, Crisis Intervention and Negotiation Skills, Safeguarding to name but a few
Have a read of a few stories from our team members in the “day in the life of”