Suicide Prevention & Intervention IOW (SPIIOW)

All our front line team are trained in Suicide intervention and we seek to help people in need.

We are a not for profit organisation specialising in Suicide Prevention, Intervention, Training & Education. Our aim is to seek to save lives across the Isle of Wight, using proven search & rescue training and suicide (crisis) intervention to reach out, offering hope to anyone who is suicidal be that coastal or inland.

Our work is broken down in to three strands, we undertake Intervention, Prevention, Training & Education.

How does your organisation contribute to preventing suicide and supporting those affected by it?

Suicide Prevention Intervention (SPI) is working toward delivering a number of proactive courses. We are developing online resources for members of the public focused on awareness, prevention and intervention skills. Suicide awareness training will play an active role across the Isle of Wight, working together with partners to reduce suicide numbers.

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What are your current priorities?

SPI will lead the charge on preventing suicide across the Isle of Wight, this will also be done by our strong links with the search and rescue units, the Police and NHS.

The Suicide Awareness Training team will work hard and push for regulation of the internet when it comes to young people and others who are vulnerable to suicide.

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What challenges are you currently facing?

We feel that unless suicide prevention is prioritised and properly resourced by Government and spoken about in the house of commons, suicide will remain as a leading cause of death in England and further afield. It is very clear to see that more resources must be invested into mental health support services and suicide prevention itself.

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