Pilot study evaluation of suicide prevention gatekeeper training utilising STORM in a British university setting

Linda Gask, Nia Coupe, Damien Mcelvenny, Gillian Green

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Abstract

Recent years have seen increasing awareness of the wide range of mental health problems faced by students. Gatekeeper training has been shown to have a positive impact on knowledge and attitudes about suicide prevention, although the evidence for skills acquisition is limited. We utilised the STORM® training package in an exploratory study to determine explore whether skills training could be successfully implemented in an educational establishment in the United Kingdom. In a pilot study assessing competence before and after the intervention there was evidence of acquisition of skills, improved attitudes and increased confidence. Further research should include a randomised controlled trial of such training.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
JournalBritish Journal of Guidance and Counselling
Early online date20 Jun 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Suicide Prevention
  • Suicide Prevention, Gatekeeper Training

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