At Storm Skills Training, we’re passionate about having more effective conversations that help reduce distress, and fewer lives lost to self-harm and suicide.
Who are Storm Skills Training?
We are a not-for-profit social enterprise that exists to benefit the suicide prevention community by delivering high-quality skills training. Our ongoing success to has a positive impact on the wider suicide prevention community.
Combined with more than 20 years of academic research and experience in training delivery, our active understanding of self-harm and suicide prevention gives you a highly effective training package that is relevant to a range of organisations, systems, professions, and sectors.
Our training is based on academic research, evidence, and best practice, with a focus on real-life experiences.
Our unique focus on skills, research, and quality
Our unique focus is on skills, and we have research to support its effectiveness.
We take what we know from research, best practice, and lived experience to create our training. We then work with teams and individuals to enhance skills to use this effectively in a conversation with someone in distress – including engagement, assessment, formulation, and safety planning.
Our evidence-based training methodologies give frontline team members the opportunity to practice, reflect, and give and receive feedback on skills in a safe and supportive learning environment. We use the highest standard level of skills development, which includes filmed skills practice for the more advanced courses.
Our training is dynamic and challenging because conversations about self-harm and suicide prevention can be dynamic and challenging.
Storm Skills Training is proven to be effective
Research lies at the heart of Storm Skills Training and studies have shown that our training package is effective in:
- Developing and enhancing skills
- Improving attitudes
- Increasing confidence in helping someone who is in distress
Research supports the effectiveness of our training across a range of audiences including: mental health, health and social care, volunteer workers, schools and higher education, and prisons.
We deliver high quality training that makes a difference and has an impact.
Our work with organisations and teams
We are passionate about working with you to create a compassionate and skilled workforce to help prevent self-harm and suicide – no matter the size of the organisation.
With over 20 years of working with organisations big and small we are a collaborative training provider and supportive partner, with the added benefit of being not-for-profit.
We want to understand your workforce needs and how we can support you to meet these needs.
Sustainability and best use of self-harm and suicide prevention funds is at our heart. We want to make sure you chose the option right for your team.
Both the Adult and Children and Young Adults (CYA) packages have three course levels to choose from:
Advanced (available now)
Mental health professionals – e.g. psychologists, mental health nurses, and psychiatrists
Intermediate (coming soon)
GPs, health and social care staff, safeguarding role in schools and other settings
Foundation (coming soon)
Everyone else working on the frontline who have regular contact with people in distress, for example reception teams.