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STORM (skills-based training on risk management for suicide prevention) is intended for frontline workers in health, social and criminal justice services.

STORM focuses on developing the skills needed to assess and manage a person at risk of suicide. The STORM package is designed to be flexible and adaptable to the needs of a service. Training is given with the goal of four members of staff receiving training to let them deliver STORM to the remainder of their organisation.

There are two packages in suicide prevention:

  1. Adults - A generic package for front line staff working in adult services of all ages

  2. Children and Young Adults (CYA) - A package for frontline staff working in children and young adults services.

STORM consists of four half-day modules:

  • Assessment concentrates on the skills needed to assess the risk of suicide (compulsory)
  • Crisis Management focuses on the skills needed to keep a person safe once the risk of suicide has been identified(compulsory)
  • Problem Solving involves helping a person take control of their problems (optional)
  • Crisis Prevention focuses on developing a plan for the future in the event that the risk of suicide may arise again (optional).

View further information on STORM skills training (external link).

Find the next STORM training session

STORM is delivered locally by a network of trainers. Find the STORM training courses by searching for them using the search function on the training page or by contacting your local Choose Life Coordinator.

Training to be able to deliver STORM training

If you have attended STORM and would like to become a STORM Trainer please visit the STORM Training For Trainers area.

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