Charity of the Year

Advice NI chooses PIPS as their nominated charity of the year
Advice NI are delighted, after a vote by their staff, to have chosen PIPS as their ‘charity of the year’. PIPS Charity delivers Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Support Services, Counselling and Therapies across Belfast and throughout Northern Ireland. The Advice NI Be Inspired team, which focuses on employee health and well-being, has organised a schedule of fundraising events including 10,000 steps staff challenge in June, Great Advice NI Bake Off and a few particularly energetic staff are entering the Mournes’ seven sevens challenge in September.

Speaking at the launch, CEO of Advice NI Bob Stronge said “We are very familiar with the great work of PIPS. We wanted to support a local charity and we also wanted to raise the profile of mental health issues and in particular the traumatic issue of suicide. We know that the number of people requiring counselling, crisis support or just a voice on the other end of the phone has been increasing. PIPS are keen to raise awareness of the signs of suicide and self-harm with companies and ongoing training is also available. In the advice sector we know that the raft of changes associated with welfare reform has put great pressure and stress on many households. We felt that closer working with and awareness of the services provided by PIPS is part of providing the best possible support to our clients.”

Desy Jones, Training co-ordinator for PIPS responding to this said “We are grateful to Advice NI for choosing PIPS as their organisation’s charity of the year. PIPS receives no central funding which in turn means there are no restrictions or conditions on our services. We are currently operating with 2 full time and 3 part time staff members and over 70 volunteers and therefore keen to increase our awareness and raise vital funds to continue to deliver life saving work. We operate a walk in service, no appointment needed, open Mon, Wed & Fri 9am – 9pm; Tues & Thurs 9-5pm; Sat & Sun 2-6pm. Our support line is 0800 088 6042.

If you like to support this charity to deliver vital services, you can by using this link: DONATE HERE

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Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 10:01am