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Gill Green is making a difference

13 Feb 2014

My training packages help those in distress and thinking about self harm

Making a difference

I work in the School of Community Based Medicine and am the co-founder and CEO of STORM® Skills Training CIC, and the STORM® Project providing training packages for those working with people at risk of suicide or self harm.

Attempting to reduce the suicide rate is a key international health priority. The World Health Organisation estimates that one person will die by suicide every 40 seconds worldwide. Awareness education and training for frontline staff is a key priority in suicide prevention strategies worldwide. The training packages we have developed help frontline staff to recognise a person at risk of suicide and self harm, and to help them stay safe.

STORM® training is aimed at all frontline staff and volunteers across all sectors. This includes staff working in healthcare, social care, education, defence forces and criminal justice services. We also offer training to staff with responsibility for the mental health and wellbeing of the workforce, such as staff working in Human Resources and Occupational Health. STORM® is international with training being delivered in Australia and Malta.

STORM® is also involved in charitable activities delivering free training to mental health workers in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Russia, where training is difficult to fund. I hope to build on this success and increase our social impact in the future. The profits we make will help research and development as well as to provide subsidised or free training for community groups in the UK and internationally.

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