Last night, one of the leading charities fighting to combat suicide in these Isles started training volunteers to help combat suicide on the Isle of Man. The training was delivered by experienced trainer and charity leader, Colm Kelly.

Ali Vondy and Paula Dunlop played key roles in arranging for the Isle of Man to host this training session, which was held at the Mountain View Innovation Centre, just outside Ramsey.

Participants were trained to take direct action to assist people at risk of suicide, with a particular focus on helping people to see hope in the future.


If you, or someone you know, is at risk of suicide, please call Samaritans here on the Isle of Man. Their phone number is 116 123 (tap to call; free from any phone) and they have a branch at 5 Victoria Place, Douglas.

Michael Josem is a long-term consumer advocate, most prominently as a global leader in combating fraud in the online gambling industry. He was in part the inspiration for the 20th Century Fox Movie, Runner Runner, starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

Josem has over a decade of experience as a senior business leader working across various high-tech and online industries, and takes action to build a better community. His primary volunteer roles include service for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and Graih, the homelessness charity.