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We are the first fully evaluated suicide prevention training package for the frontline.

Supported by over 20 years of peer-reviewed academic research.

We are a not-for-profit Community Interest Company that reinvests surplus income into the community.

About us

We are the first suicide prevention skills training package for the frontline; supported by over 20 years of peer-reviewed academic research.

STORM® Skills Training courses increase confidence and competence by enhancing the communication skills needed to: engage someone in distress, to work collaboratively, assess vulnerability, plan for safety and prevent suicide.

We are a Community Interest Company that reinvests surplus income into the community. Some of our work includes: offering free and subsidised training, free conferences and seminars and small grants to support grass roots suicide prevention related work.

Our evidence

Doing ‘something’ to help someone in distress is valuable and important, but doing something with a sound evidence base can have greater benefit.  

With an academic and clinical background with over 20 years’ experience, we know what works well in training and to help those in distress.

Why choose us?

We are from academic, clinical and lived experience backgrounds. We translate the evidence into practice with a focus on ‘real life’ experiences and what works for those in distress. 

Evidence underpins the content and methodology of our training packages. Our unique formula is supported by academic research to improve confidence, knowledge and skills of frontline staff.

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At STORM®, we believe that no one should profit from another person’s distress. We are a not-for-profit Community Interest Company that reinvests our surplus income into expanding our social impact. We do this through our Community Engagement Programme.

Investing in STORM® is investing in social impact and value for you, your staff, your service users and the wider community.

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When tackling one of life’s most challenging and sensitive topics, you want to make sure that training is delivered in the right way. 

Our STORM® Consultants are skilled facilitators with a wide range of experiences and professional backgrounds. They are also passionate about suicide prevention and self-harm mitigation.

Our training model uses small group sizes to maximise facilitation of learning and skill development. This means that the Consultant can maintain a safe learning environment whilst attending to each individuals’ level of knowledge and experience. 

The training is relevant and in context. Our training model can be applied to any context. Participants draw upon their own experiences to translate the skills they have learnt into practice. 

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We take great pride in providing a high quality training package to our customers and this is why it was important for us to gain full CPD accreditation.

Courses delivered directly by us, including the Train-the-Facilitator and Direct-to-Participant courses, have full Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation with The CPD Certification Service.

We offer a bespoke education and training service. We can help you to plan, develop and deliver skills-based training or education workshops that are at the right level and context for your workforce.

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Expanding our social impact

Surplus income generated from our suicide prevention training packages is reinvested into the community. We do this through our Community Engagement Programme.

This includes: free conferences and seminars; small grants to support grassroots suicide prevention and related work; and subsidised and pro-bono training.

Reinvesting our surplus income to expand our social impact

At STORM®, we believe that no one should profit from another person’s distress. We are a not for profit Community Interest Company and we reinvest our surplus income to expand our social impact.
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Reaching Out... Programme supporting grassrootss charities and groups​

Reaching out… aims to help grassroots charities and groups to reach out to those who are at risk of suicide, self-harm and/or mental illness to raise awareness and/or provide help and support.
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Free to attend conferences and seminars

Through our Community Engagement programme we offer a number of free-to-attend events for frontline staff. The events focus on particular themes and current issues related to suicide and self-harm.
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Subsidised and pro-bono opportunities

We want to make sure that the benefits of STORM® are accessible to as many organisations and groups as possible. We can offer eligible not-for-profit groups, social enterprises and charities subsidised or pro-bono training or workshops.
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Suicide prevention skills training packages for you

Our courses have been designed to accommodate the needs of people with differing levels of engagement and responsibility for safety planning.

For assessment and safety planning our packages include:

  • Skills Training in Suicide Prevention (Adults)
  • Skills Training in Suicide Prevention & Self-harm Mitigation (Adults)
  • Skills Training in Suicide Prevention (Children & Young Adults)
  • Skills Training in Suicide Prevention & Self-harm Mitigation (Children & Young Adults)
There is also an extra module that can be added to courses:
  • Skills Training in Postvention and Preparedness

Other training opportunities with STORM®

In addition to our courses in Skills Training in Suicide Prevention and Self-harm Mitigation, we have other training opportunities that you might be interested in. These include;  Reaching Out… Workshops, Starting the Conversation Workshops and #HeyAreYouOK Workshops for Workplaces.

What our customers say about our training:

Striving towards a more collaborative and inclusive approach to suicide prevention.

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