Staffordshire County Council commissioned STORM® to deliver Skills Training in Suicide Prevention Level 2 to GPs.
Our standard level 2 course was customised to meet the needs of GPs, including covering risk and vulnerability across the lifespan. The training aimed to develop skills in working collaboratively with someone in distress, assessing risk and vulnerability to suicide, and effective safety plan to keep the person safe.
One of the challenges of the project was the idea that GPs would need to spend a full day of training. We explored with project partners the reasons for keeping it as one full day, rather than breaking it down into smaller chunks.
Earlier this year, Gill, Bianca, Keith and Richard delivered 10 sessions of 1-day training to a total of 68 GPs and 7 other practice staff across the region.