Our Story

Learn more about the story behind STORM® Skills Training CIC

Our Story

Looking back at our history over the last 20-years, we know that nothing would have been achieved without the support and commitment from the STORM® Community. We began as a small research project at the University of Manchester that has grown and evolved into a successful Community Interest Company.

This growth came out of the demand from organisations and individuals wanting to improve their ability to help others. Organisations and individuals who value the lives of others and who invest in training to gain the knowledge and skills needed to help those in distress. 

With over 1000 STORM® Facilitators (200 Version 4 Facilitators) and many more participants trained to help those at risk, we are all making a difference to the lives of others in our community.

Our Directors

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Bianca Hegde

BScPsych/Psychophys, BAHonsPsych

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Gill Green

Co-founder and Non-executive Director
PhD, MA, MPhil, BA(Hons), RNMH, RMN

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Alf Hill

Non-executive Director
BA(hons), CPFA

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Keith Waters

Non-executive Director

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Linda Gask

Emerita Professor & Co-founder

MB, ChB, MSc, PhD, FRCPsych, FRCG

Our Evidence

Our packages are based on academic research and best practice with a focus on real life experiences. 

Evidence underpins the content and methods of our training packages, and our unique formula is supported by academic research.

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

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