Suicide Prevention & Intervention IOW (SPIIOW):
- 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, this is done by using proven prevention training and / or using proven suicide (crisis) intervention to reach out, offering hope to anyone who is suicidal be that coastal or inland.
- We also know that there is a lot of stigma and taboo attached to suicide, our aim is also to break this down and for people to talk openly about it and the way they are feeling . We break down the stigma and taboo about suicide in a number of ways, the most powerful way is our prevention & training courses delivered across the Island to many walks of life.
- We rely entirely on our fundraising activities, grants and your very kind donations to prevent loss of life across the Island by suicide. If you’d like to help us please check our support page, or if you would like to apply to join our team then take a look here at the roles available.
SPI Crisis Number (Suicide Intervention Only)
- 07519 008 406 24/7 text or call – This number is only to be used if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide.
Take Our Free Suicide Prevention Training and Help Save A Life.
- To take our FREE Suicide Prevention Training Please Click Here
Samaritans of the Isle of Wight operate from our centre at 52 South Street, Newport, next to the Fire Station.
A small but busy and friendly branch, we are part of the national network of Samaritans branches and take calls from all over the country and sometimes further afield.
As part of our service, we take phone calls, emails, and text messages, as well as being open for face to face callers, at the times given above.
We also have an active presence in the island’s prisons.
Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you.
You don’t have to be suicidal.
Find out why our service works and what you can expect when contacting us.
If you have any concerns about our service before you try it, hear from others about how we’ve helped them.
Please don’t suffer alone.
If you would like to talk to us off the record about how you’re feeling, and would like emotional support please call our Free phone 116 123 or email [email protected]
Support Groups Available:
For an up to date list of support groups please visit Isle Find It