Suicide prevention and related mental health provision on the Isle of Wight - December 2020

In 2019, a number of people who had been affected by suicide, contacted Healthwatch Isle of Wight. We spoke to people who had attempted to take their own life and their families and also to the families of people who had taken their own life.

A significant number of people felt that they were sent from ‘pillar to
post’ and they did not know who they could turn to for immediate,
practical support.

This report was developed to reflect the views and feelings of those
people who have been affected by suicide. We have used direct quotes
from people who have been affected and although some of the
language used in the quotes, is not that which is widely used now, we
felt it was important not to change the wording or meaning of their


To find out more, please download the report

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