We offer a Train-the-Facilitator model of delivery for organisations requiring a high volume of staff to be trained in suicide prevention, self-harm mitigation and suicide postvention.
Our flexible and adaptable skills training packages appeal to a wide variety of audiences. Whether highly trained and skilled, or exploring the area of suicide prevention and related topics for the first time, our packages provide an opportunity for staff to discuss the issues, and to practice asking the sensitive questions in a safe learning environment.
You and your staff. Enhancing suicide prevention, postvention and self-harm mitigation skills will help you and your staff help and support those in distress.
We appreciate that each team or organisation is different. The flexibility of the packages allows Facilitators to contextualise the content and approach to meet the specific learning needs of most professional groups and areas of work. Examples of where we have done this are:
- Learning Disabilities service
- Secure Children’s service
- Defence Forces
We have also specifically adapted the STORM training to produce packages for those working with:
- Children and Young Adults
Having knowledge about a topic does not automatically mean you have the skills to apply that knowledge effectively. It takes a skills-based approach to make a difference. For example, knowing the key elements of effective listening doesn’t mean to say that you have the attributes to be a good listener. Learning to be a good listener needs skills that take practice. STORM Skills Training Sessions are proven to bridge the gap between knowledge and practice. Focusing on the skills required to engage and compassionately communicate with people in distress through a skills-based approach.
For a large organisation, with more than sixty staff requiring training, we suggest the Train-the-Facilitator model would be the most suitable delivery option.
There are two Train-the-Facilitator packages available:
- Complete Self-harm Mitigation Package
- Suicide Prevention Package
In addition, a Suicide Postvention module can be purchased with both packages.
Purchasing a Train-the-Facilitator training package includes:
- A Licence to deliver STORM within your organisation
- Professional Facilitator training by a STORM Consultant
- STORM training resources and materials
- 18 months support to help embed the training, including 3 support sessions with a STORM Consultant
However, some customers may prefer a Direct-to-Participant model of delivery. Please contact us to discuss which option is best for your Organisation.
To make sure that we are flexible and responsive to your needs, we offer a bespoke option. Increasingly, our customers are telling us that they have a broader range of educational and training needs. Perhaps they are commissioning for a large area covering different agencies, professional groups and job-roles, or the organisation has a complex and diverse workforce. Some customers have asked for a combination of short 2-hour educational workshops to raise awareness for some of their staff, and STORM training sessions for others.
We offer a bespoke education and training service to help plan, develop and deliver skills-based training or education workshops that are at the right level and context for your workforce.