SPIIOW – the Isle of Wight’s Suicide Prevention and Intervention organisation has another new community partner who has vowed to support them in the work they undertake.
“The Gym” at College Farm Industrial Estate, Faulkner Lane, Sandown has stepped up to offer fitness support for SPIIOW offering years of experience in a full range of exercise equipment from treadmills, rowers, bikes & cross trainers to resistance machines & weights.
Sarah Adams of Suicide Prevention & Intervention IOW says:
With the need to keep our front line team member’s fitness levels up and in good health it is key that we-as an organisation look after them and that we have great support we can fall back on when this is required.
We are really grateful to Daniel Parker – Owner of the Gym for this great offer who is very well respected in the “gym” industry and also offers personal training.
Sarah goes on to say,
The Gym is not just great to keep our front line team fit. Scientists think physical activity helps maintain and improve wellbeing in a number of ways.
Physical activity can help people with mild depression. Evidence shows it can also help protect people against anxiety.
Physical activity is thought to cause chemical changes in the brain, which can help to positively change our mood. Some scientists think being active can improve wellbeing because it brings about a sense of greater self-esteem, self-control, and the ability to rise to a challenge.
If you would like to join “the gym” you can talk to Daniel by contacting him thegymsandownisleofwight.co.uk for more information
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)
07519008406 24/7 text or call – This number is only to be used if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or we have a live 24 hour web chat on our website www.spiiow.org
Anyone interested in learning or joining the on-call from line team can contact SPIIOW at firstname.lastname@example.org