I continue to work with two social enterprises based in Greater Manchester that I helped to establish.
STORM® began as a research project at the University of Manchester in the mid-1990s in response to the need for skills-based self-harm risk assessment and management training. In 2003 ‘The STORM® Project’, a research group and not for profit venture within the University, was created to disseminate the training to service providers. In 2012, STORM® Skills Training CIC, a not for profit social enterprise, was created to build on this work. As a community interest company, limited by guarantee, all profits will fund our social impact work and the research undertaken by The STORM® Project at the University of Manchester.
Six Degrees Social Enterprise
I am a non-executive director of, and originally worked as a consultant psychiatrist with, Six Degrees which provides the primary care mental health and step 2 IAPT service to Salford in Greater Manchester and the Greater Manchester Bereavement Service.