STORM: Skills Training On Risk Management

Impact: Health impacts, Economic impacts, Societal impacts


In 2011 there were 6,045 suicides in people aged 15 and over in the UK. Training health and social care professionals is an essential component of suicide prevention strategies across the world. The University of Manchester (UoM) has developed and evaluated a method of training health and other frontline professionals in suicide risk assessment and management skills (STORM). The STORM project, now incorporated as a social enterprise with 2 permanent members of staff, has provided training to 670 training facilitators who have subsequently trained around 230,000 workers in the UK and overseas. In the first year of trading as a social enterprise, the majority of customers of Storm CIC were NHS Trusts with an annual turnover of £250k in 2012-13.
Impact date2014
Category of impactHealth impacts, Economic impacts, Societal impacts
Impact levelBenefit