Developments in suicide prevention training for prison staff: STORM and beyond

Adrian Hayes (Prison Health Research Network, University of Manchester)
Gill Lever‐Green (Division of Psychiatry, University of Manchester)

The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice

ISSN: 1755-6228

Publication date: 11 December 2006

Abstract

Suicide prevention is a priority issue in HM Prison Service of England and Wales. Past training in this area has concentrated on the completion of paperwork over direct interactions with suicidal people. HM Prison Service commissioned STORM, a training scheme focusing on interviewing skills and the identification of risk factors, successfully used in community health settings, piloted it in five prisons and retained it as part of its compulsory training for prison assessors of suicide risk. Although from spring 2007 STORM will no longer be compulsory, its impact has been shown in plans for future development of training.

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Hayes, A. and Lever‐Green, G. (2006), "Developments in suicide prevention training for prison staff: STORM and beyond", The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Vol. 1 No. 4, pp. 23-28. https://doi.org/10.1108/17556228200600027

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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