Community Engagement Programme
At STORM® we believe that no one should profit from another person’s distress.Surplus income generated from our training packages is reinvested into the community 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.
About our Community Engagement Programme
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 where we collaborate with, contribute to, and create opportunities for communities to improve awareness, attitudes and knowledge to prevent suicide.
Our Community Engagement Mission
To raise awareness of suicide and promote emotional, mental and physical health.
Our Community Engagement activities
Our community Engagement activities include:
Feedback from our Community Engagement activities:
Our recent Community Engagement activities
Some of our recent Community Engagement activities include:
Reaching Out… NSPA Conference Tickets
As part of STORM®’s Community Engagement Programme – Reaching Out… activities, we made a donation to the NSPA to allow some delegates with lived experience or limited funds to attend their suicide prevention conference – ‘Suicide prevention: from community to clinician’.
STORM sponsor Future Savings’ Coping event
As part of our new Reaching Out… Programme we were pleased to be able to support the community event, COPING, in Manchester on the 28th September
Suicide by children and young people conference
On the 8th October, STORM® held a free community engagement event in collaboration with the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH).
The event was aimed at practitioners working with children and young people, those in management and policy positions, and commissioning services.
World Suicide Prevention Day 2019
On World Suicide Prevention Day 2019, the STORM® Team held events that brought the members of the Manchester community together to raise awareness about Suicide Prevention. We partnered with old friends Waterside Gym and new friends St James & Emmanuel Church and volunteers from the Lizzie Lowe Legacy.
Greater Manchester Suicide Bereavement Conference
Suicide remains the lead cause of death in Greater Manchester for people aged 15-29 the impact of losing some one to suicide can be felt by many people across a community. For this reason, STORM®Skills Training CIC in collaboration with Six Degrees CIC, members of the GM Bereavement Network, including Wendy Cordwell of Bereavement Care Services, co-ordinated a Greater Manchester Suicide Bereavement conference.
Supporting student mental health in secondary schools and colleges in Derbyshire
According to the Mental Health Foundation, mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. We worked with Derbyshire County Council to organise a half-day conference that looked at addressing some of the issues in the Derbyshire area.
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. As such, we can offer eligible not-for-profit groups, social enterprises and charities either subsidised or pro bono training sessions, or educational workshops.
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