version 3 training was initially facilitated by a cohort of 6 trainers from 2017 and throughout 2018, to the entire staff cohort working within adult mental health services – irrespective of grading, core profession or previous experience.
This has included a broad spectrum of professionals ranging from:
- occupational therapists
- social workers
- nurses (general, learning disability, mental health, children’s)
- clinical psychologists
- student nurses
- pathology assistants
- medical doctors
all of whom work for Health and Social Care (HSC) Guernsey.
During 2018 and 2019 we unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, saw our number of facilitators reduce to 2 – Nicky Thomas and myself.
It was during 2018 that we spent time with STORM CEO, Gill Green, to upgrade to STORM®
This upgrade meant that we were able to offer STORM®
throughout Health and Social Care (HSC) Guernsey to all staff whether they were based in the Emergency Department, surgical ward, ICU and hostel to develop an increased knowledge, shared understanding and a more integrated approach to the care that we deliver as a service.
We usually run a STORM® training session at Basic level, level 1, 2 or 3 at least monthly or on demand if service areas request this.
Overall we have most likely trained close to 300 professionals within the service.
We have sessions booked throughout 2020 and moving forwards will continue to deliver the training throughout HSC.”