Before Covid-19 started affecting our daily lives there was already a mental health crisis in Northern Ireland. The pandemic has only made this more stark.
Since April 2020 PIPS have experienced a 100% increase in the need for life saving services offering direct support to people in need and we know there are still so many more people who are in need of support.
A donation this winter could help someone like Erin who struggled to come to terms with trauma caused by abuse and suicidal thoughts.
Can you give the gift of life and hope this Christmas?
Here at PIPS we believe in “saving lives and planting seeds of hope”, you can help make that a reality by making a donation today.
“Hi my name is Erin, I am 22. At the age of 12 I started hearing voices, it wan’t until I was 18 and several suicide attempts later that I was diagnosed with schizophrenia. I never imagined I would even get to this age. I attempted suicide a lot of times. The last time, I was 16, they essentially thought I was dead. At my worst I felt like nobody cared, nobody could help and I didn’t see anyway forward. I started coming to PIPS for counselling in the summer, it has been my saviour.”
A gift of £10 could help us provide vital one to one support to save a life this Christmas.
Why we need your support. This Christmas will be as busy as ever, last year PIPS responded to 100% increase in the need for one to one support. This year has been a year like no other. We have seen a huge increase in the need for our services, many of our clients tell us they are feeling more isolated than ever. Every time our phone rings, or someone comes through our door is the moment we try to save a life and give hope.