Suicide Bereavement UK

Suicide Bereavement UK specialise in the following:

  • Suicide bereavement research;
  • Providing consultancy on postvention (care of those bereaved by suicide); and
  • Developing and delivering evidence-based suicide bereavement training



All research is led by Dr. Sharon McDonnell, who specialises in suicide bereavement research. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester and has strong links with key researchers in this field nationally and internationally.


The suicide bereavement conference is a collaboration between Suicide Bereavement UK and Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.  It provides a platform whereby individuals can network, share good practice in this newly developing field in the UK.


Suicide Bereavement UK develop and deliver bespoke evidence-based suicide bereavement training. The trainers have both practical experience of working with those bereaved by suicide and delivering suicide prevention and suicide bereavement training.

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Suicide Bereavement UK Poem

Poet Jenny Berry was commissioned to write a poem for Suicide Bereavement UK. The poem reminds us all of the stigma often associated with suicide bereavement and the importance of those bereaved by suicide being able to talk about their loss.

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National Suicide Bereavement Survey

Have you been affected by suicide personally or professionally? For more information and access to the survey Start