Derek Devoy has been driving a taxi for 15 years. After rescuing a man from a jumping off a bridge late one night Derek realises that taxi drivers are in a position to help people at their darkest moments. Derek's own experience of depression gives him the insight to set up Taxi Watch and help people who feel forlorn. In no time at all other taxi drivers join Derek and a nationwide movement begins.
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Taxi Watch was setup in Nov 2014 to help prevent suicide in the community. Drivers patrol bridges and streets at night looking out for people in crisis. For more information on Taxi Watch visit: www.taxiwatch.ie
DEREK DEVOY | Taxi Watch Founder
"Nine out of ten attempts are men, they see depression as a weakness but it's as common as a cold and nobody should be ashamed."
ANGELA HAYES | Teach Tom
"I’ve experienced that, not shame, but not wanting to accept there’s an issue in our community, not just here but in all communities."